Idea stimulator at management meetings

Many major corporations have invited Bob Tomasko to privately address groups of their senior executives and managers. Some of these have been top level-only sessions, such as Ralston Purina's chief executive's invitation for him to spend a morning at the CEO's monthly meeting with his direct reports.

Air Products and Chemicals chief executive requested he kick-off the annual off-site retreat of his top team with a brief presentation and a late-into-the-evening session of animated give-and take discussion. Deloitte & Touche, a consulting firm with many years experience applying the ideas in Bob Tomasko's books, used him as the featured outside speaker at their annual partner's conference.

Companies such as Amoco, Bank of Montreal, Citicorp, Digital, Marriott, Northern Telecom, Ontario Hydro, Revlon, Southern New England Telephone and Texaco have built his presentations into management meetings intended to replan their organizations. His role was to:

  • provide an outside perspective on how other companies have dealt with the situations facing them
  • suggest benchmarks and best practices they could follow.

Others, including Baxter Healthcare, Bell Atlantic, Digital Equipment, General Motors and Potomac Electric have used his talks help their managers better understand the need for change, and to help them realize they are not alone in doing it.

He has also guided a group of senior U.S. Navy admirals through a review of lessons from corporate restructuring to help them plan for the major changes in their mission and budgets that have resulted from the end of the cold war.

Two of South Africa's major industrial groups, Denel and Sanlam, used Bob Tomasko's remarks to stimulate their managers' thinking about the organization changes that they will need to make now that their country is accepted as a full-partner in the world economy.

Organizations as diverse as the Canadian health care system and the U.S. military have used his briefings and workshops to launch their own rethinking efforts. At the Farm Credit System's National Directors Conference, he spoke to the organization's members on the need to growth through collaboration, not competition, and then he laid out the steps they needed to take to build effective alliances.

Bob Tomasko's half and full day workshops have been sponsored by the Institute for Management Studies throughout the US, as well as by the Canadian Centre for Management Development in Ottawa, Management Centre Europe in Buenos Aires and Top To Top Dialogues in Rio de Janeiro.

Bob Tomasko is also used as a keynoter and a guest speaker at customer conferences .

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