Facing a changing power generation and transmission environment, DTE Energy took on the daunting challenge of transforming its organization, culture, and leadership and generated truly breakthrough business results.
The senior officers of a large utility realized they needed to develop change leadership as a core competency across their organization. They stood up a new change department and engaged Being First to provide skill development and methodology. The department’s impact was so positive that its change practitioners could not keep up with the requests line leaders were making.
What did it take for the biggest landlord in Canada to successfully privatize the management of its properties and standardize an improved quality of service across the country despite union pushback, multiple cultures, uneven levels of quality, and steep business expectations?
"Leadership Breakthrough was a watershed for 1,200 leaders at DTE Energy..."
"Leadership Breakthrough was a watershed for us at DTE Energy. We put our 1200 leaders through the program. Now, eight years later, people still routinely mention what they learned about how to interact with one another. That's impact!”
"Being First is a totally different force... They changed my brain somehow..."
"Being First is beyond just being a company. They are a totally different force. Their leaders have profound insights into people and massive experience on all kinds of large projects. Besides - they have changed my brain somehow, I don't know how, but that's what they've done!"
"Strategies and tools for leaders using strategic change as a competitive advantage..."
“Being First captures the science and the art of orchestrating organizational change by providing both practical and insightful strategies and tools for leaders who must use strategic change as a thoughtful competitive advantage.”
"This isn't ordinary leadership development.
They make it clear how a leader can develop
to make a difference..."
"Being First does not provide ordinary leadership development. They make it very clear which areas leaders need to develop in order for them to make a difference in their organizations for all changes. Their tools and approach have helped me to help other leaders also become the change they want to see."
"They have a unique capability in Leadership Development and Cultural Transformation...:
“Over the past twenty-four months, Being First has demonstrated a unique capability in Leadership Development and Cultural Transformation. Their unique capability had an enormous impact on our organization. They were instrumental in developing our high-performing executive team. The significant progress we've made is because of their experience and sound counsel.”
"Equips and encourages leaders to understand how to deliver breakthrough results..."
“Transformative times require transforming the way we change. The Being First approach challenges, equips and encourages leaders to understand how to deliver breakthrough results. It is not just about change…it is about YOU as a leader in these transformative times.”
"A unique way of engaging you in the journey toward personal mastery and organizational excellence..."
“Being First has a unique way of engaging you in the journey toward personal mastery and organizational excellence. You leave the experience with hope and a clear picture of how to proceed.”
"They inspired us to create genuine transformational change..."
“Being First provided us with the catalyst with which we jump-started our Allied Command Transformation’s approach to our transformational journey. The Being First team inspired our multinational middle and senior management community, and provided us with the means with which we could bind the tremendously rich mix of cultures in NATO together, and then create genuine transformational change.”
"Essential for anyone managing complex change..."
“This approach is essential for anyone managing complex change, especially today’s healthcare leaders. It's a comprehensive and practical system that will significantly increase your likelihood of success and lower your risk of costly setbacks. Based on 15 years of experience managing complex clinical and operational change, I highly recommend Being First.”
"Extraordinary results are produced through great teamwork and commitment..."
“Being First guides executives through the paradigm shift and steps of Conscious Change Leadership where extraordinary results are produced through great teamwork and commitment, again and again.“
"They challenged me to think in ways that will improve our productivity..."
“Being First gets it. They are relevant, concise and effective. They expanded my knowledge and challenged me to think in ways that will improve our productivity and the way I show up to consult to change.”
"Most positive impact on my leadership & personal life...”
"This approach has had the most positive impact on my leadership and personal life than any other in my entire career."
“Being First guides leaders safely through the turbulence of leading change..."
“Being First guides leaders safely through the turbulence of leading change, helping them mitigate the transformational dangers of overwhelm, chaos and uncertainty. Whether you are launching new products, restructuring, cutting costs or growing, you’ll learn how to take effective action with confidence.”
"Useful insight into how to address the dynamics of transformational change..."
“The Change Leader's Roadmap provided very useful insight into how to address the dynamics of transformational change. It also was a valuable lesson on the importance of my role in successful transformational change.”
"Enormously valuable in helping me clarify how to proceed and communicate our strategy..."
“In my role as Executive Head of the New Brunswick Region of HRSDC, I planned the transformation of our organization's structure and culture using Being First's Change Leader’s Roadmap. It was enormously valuable in helping me clarify how to proceed and communicate our strategy to the 1200+ people in our Region.”
"A thinking discipline for how I support change initiatives across our enterprise...”
“After 18 months using our license to The Change Leader's Roadmap, we realize it is not just a resource we can access every day to support our execution of specific changes but has become a thinking discipline for how I support change initiatives across our enterprise.”
"This work balances the heart and head work that's necessary to lead change..."
“The key differentiator of Being First's work is that it balances the heart and head work that is necessary to lead change in a way that doesn't scare away your stakeholders!”
"Enabled and empowered our managers to lead our company through transformational change..."
“Being First provided excellent insight to our staff, providing the tools and skillsets necessary to our managers, enabling and empowering them to lead our company through transformational change.”
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