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Unilever Brazil

Revenues Rise with Culture Management 

Unilever Brazil has an incredible legacy, built over eighty years. However, in 2004-05, after decades of strong growth, revenues slowed and the business was in need of renewal.In early 2008, Kees Kruythoff, the newly appointed Chairman,along with the Unilever Brazil Board, launched a transformational effort to reignite growth. They recognised a need to not only address strategic challenges and manage operations, but to address the organisational culture as well.

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Blackhawk Healthcare

Hospital finds a new life through focus on values 

Mangum Community Hospital was on the brink of closure due to an operating loss of approximately $500,000 for the fiscal year 2005. Around this same time, Blackhawk Healthcare, an organization committed to providing quality healthcare in rural areas, stepped in to acquire the struggling hospital. Blackhawk was able to help them get to a financial breakeven point in less than 60 days.  Despite the more stable financial footing, several issues continued to impede Mangum. 

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TMSI Logistics

Integrating Values from the Boardroom to the Factory Floor

For over 15 years, TMSi Logistics, a highly respected Top 100 national logistics firm and Inc. 5000 company, has differentiated itself through a performance-driven culture resulting in cost savings and improved service levels. From the start, the culture of the company was based on the strong personal values of the leadership. In 2002, TMSi decided to put their values down on paper. In this process of self-discovery, they also asked “What is TMSi?” 

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Methodist Hospital

Cultural Transformation at a Major Hospital 

In 1997, the board members of The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas committed to revitalizing the mission of the organization with a renewed focus on creating a spiritual caring environment, and they wanted to make it measurable. Achieving this goal became a truly transforming exercise for all facets of the hospital’s operations. 

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Focus Consulting Group

Leadership & Culture in the Investment Industry

Since founding Focus Consulting Group in 2001, Jim Ware has been preaching the gospel of cultural transformation to investment companies throughout North America. Building on his decades of industry experience, Ware has become a firm believer in the concept of culture as an underpinning of competitive advantage in business. 

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Wegmans

Leadership Development: The recipe for success

Wegmans, a chain of grocery stores located primarily in the North eastern part of the United States, is at the top of their game.  They have been one of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For since the list’s inception in 1998, including being # 1 in 2005. Wegmans continues to expand their reach into other regions, most recently into the greater Boston area, despite the weak economy.

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