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The better you are at change,

the better you are at business.

Brimstone helps leaders leverage change to deliver breakthrough results, develop their people, and align their organizations.

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Brimstone In Action

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Turning front-line leaders into change agents

A $15B+ global electronics distributor conducted a survey that showed widespread disengagement among employees in its 14 countries across Asia. Running parallel to the downward engagement trend was a slide in regional revenues and profitability.

Brimstone worked closely with the president of the region to define what a successful turnaround in engagement would look like, and how it could move the business. We then collaborated with her to design a Shared Leadership program that blended important strategic work for the region with country-level communication of key corporate messages around vision, mission and values. With a mandate to get results quickly (within 60-90 days), we gathered 50 leaders from 14 countries for a workshop in Hong Kong, where they learned the skills that would help them align their organizations around quantifiable goals, identify opportunities for top and bottom-line improvements, and spearhead implementation.

Armed with “Leader Kits” (which were translated into four languages), the executives returned to their countries to lead local meetings and launch projects that would help address the challenges identified in the employee engagement survey. After 60 days of project work, these change agents returned to Hong Kong to share solutions and implementation plans, program best practices and key messages from the field.

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What We Do

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The starting points of change

We most often work with companies at the starting points of change—key events that raise some big questions for the organization. For example, redefining a strategy might call into question the alignment of the leadership team. The rapid growth of a business might reveal weaknesses in a culture. A new product, capability, or acquisition can force an organization to rethink some of its fundamental processes. Introducing a new leader can reveal problems with communication, trust, and accountability. At these inflection points, an outside perspective can be the key to accelerating change.

At Brimstone, our role is to use perspective and process to help our clients think through their challenges in new ways. Our goal is to teach organizations the skills that will help them answer those big questions for themselves. The work we do addresses the most pressing business needs, but through a process that develops our clients’ capabilities along the way.

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CLIENTS

These are a few of the companies we have partnered with:

Testimonials

George A. Scangos, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer, Biogen

Biogen

"I value my partnership with Brimstone. Their experience at developing and aligning executive teams is really helping us find new approaches to leadership as the scale and complexity of our business grows. It’s valuable to have advisors who aren’t afraid to speak truth to power. Even more importantly, they have helped us improve our ability to be candid with one another. It’s that kind of candor which is a foundation of performance."

POINT OF VIEW

Our latest thinking on topics related to change and leadership.

Building the team that can lead the transformation

At Brimstone, we’ve always been uncomfortable with the “consultant” label. The term connotes smart people who descend upon a business to dig up insights, conduct detailed analyses, and produce binders full of plans. As any of our clients will tell you, this does not describe what Brimstone does.

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What’s in a logo?

by Bob Weiler

We often get questions about what inspired us to name our firm Brimstone Consulting Group. And at the beginning of the year, we introduced a new logo and visual identity that further defines who we are and what we stand for. We wanted to share the thinking behind both our name and our new visual identity because they are so tightly connected to the way we work.

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Purposefully Creating A Reputation

A reputation is a powerful tool for leaders, and one that is often overlooked. Your reputation sets expectations. It establishes a frequency that allows people to tune in to your message. It communicates for you when you’re not in the room (how often have you channeled a colleague or mentor?). The most important thing to know about a reputation—your own and your team’s—is that it isn’t formed randomly. It emerges as a result of the way you think, act, learn, engage, and communicate—which are all things you can directly control. As you get more familiar with the way you are wired, you also gain the ability to purposefully shape (and reshape) your reputation.