Author: The Refinery Leadership Partners

The challenge A mid-sized software-as-a-service (SaaS) company was initiating a bold expansion into several new international markets. The firm’s people—a group of highly skilled, technical, and committed engineers and businesspeople—had produced industry-leading technologies that were driving rapid growth in each of the company’s business units. Critical mass The firm had reached a critical stage of development. Up…

The challenge A precious metal mining company selected The Refinery Leadership Partners to help bring about a challenging fundamental culture shift. Through multiple acquisitions and mergers, the company had catapulted into contention as one of the world’s leading gold mining organizations. The executive team believed that to be truly successful in this new stage, the company…

The challenge A senior diversified resource company was in the midst of a long term growth strategy. Having rebounded after the global financial collapse of 2008, the company enjoyed renewed opportunities to expand. Capitalizing on this opportunity meant building, not just its resource assets but also the capacity of its people. The company’s executives believed…

Regardless of their size, most companies today make the effort to articulate a vision statement. The reason is simple: effective executives and managers recognize that a clear, engaging vision is key for building alignment around an organization’s goals and in guiding behaviours and decisions to reach them. We believe that creating an inspired vision is…

It might seem strange for a consulting firm to offer suggestions on how to develop management and leadership abilities in organizations and spend nothing … or at least very little.  While we do certainly want to engage with clients, we also want industry in general to get as smart as possible about development.  It only…