Making it Better Program

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Strategic Advisory Board

Nanette Black PHD
(Academy of Management))
Robert Radin
(Retired President American Express )
Julian Kaufman
Sr. Executive AIG)
Reg Gabriel
(CEO SKoolAide, Inc.)
John Campbell
(EVP Harley-Davidson )

John Staines
SVP Liberty Medical

Building Winning Cultures

The Change Execution Group understands the  needs and challenges of your business. We focus on speed , talent and courage as well as leveraging our teams hundreds of years of collective leadership and change process experience. However our clients often remind us how much they appreciate our ability to illuminate URGENCY throughout their organizations. We truly don't accept losing , everything we do is about developing winning cultures and leaders. We have never been accused of being traditional consultants and are humbled and appreciative by our client’s generosity and gratitude for the value we bring to their teams. Our CEG team helps to enable our clients to systematically surface the truth, achieve total transparency and overcome the resistant and persistent roadblocks that surface during change.

What We Do...

  • Organization Assessment and Strategic Organization Design
  • Large-Scale Change Management       
  • Facility and Plant Operation/Engineering expertise
  • Defining Vision, Values, Brand and Value Proposition        
  • Improving Organizational Agility, Alignment, Engagement and most of all developing TRUST
  • Select Executive Search... Half the cost and Half the cycle Time
  • Strengths Based Learning and People Development ( Marcus Buckingham )
Executive Assessment & Development   
  • Individual Assessment, Development Planning and Coaching
  • Designing & Conducting Executive Leadership Programs
  • MBTI, DISC and other Leading Edge Tools
  • C-Suite Expertise
  • Assisting Chief Learning and HR officers develop and  rethink  high impact learning strategy

Team Assessment & Development
  • A Diverse Range of Teambuilding Interventions
  • Clarifying Roles, Accountabilities and Decision Rights
  • 5 Dysfunctions of a Team Expertise
  • Speed of Trust Expertise
  • Kotter 8 Step Model Utilization

Process Consultation & Facilitation
  • Planning and Facilitation of Key Meeting Agendas
  • Strategy Formulation & Implementation  
  • Key Issue Analysis, Problem Solving, Action Planning       
  • Workforce and Management Communications Meetings


Building PEOPLE Capability
  • Aligning HR Strategy with Business Strategy       
  • Talent Management and Succession Planning through Analytics      
  • HR Scorecard Measurements and Six Sigma for HR
  • Design and Delivery of HR Functional Development Programs
  • Design and Delivery of Custom Presentations and Programs
  • Special Expertise in Developing Best in Class HR Leaders
  • One on One 24/7 coaching
  • New Executive On Boarding and Assimilation


  • "Turned-on people do turned-on work... Sacred trust is the fuel that powers turned-on people."
    - Tom Peters
  • "Don’t let your ego get too close to your position so that if your position gets shut down your ego doesn't go with it.”
    - Colin Powell
  • "It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot harder to make a difference."
    - Tom Brokaw
  • "Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done."
    - Peter Drucker
  • "The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say 'Thank You.' In between the leader is a servant."
    - Max Dupree
What's New at CEG

CEG CEO Tony DaDante awarded board seat  at prestigious Global Cyber Forensics Investigation firm "DIGITS". DIGITS Chairman Michael McCartney comments that "the synergies between our firm and The Change Execution Group have proven themselves quite favorably.  Tony's work in designing our Strategic plan and brand along with his relentless focus on Talent coupled with the fact that we share numerous public and private customers, will position us well in leveraging Tony's worldwide reputation as a role up his sleeves, get things done leader, in the Global marketplace."
Former IBM Executive and recently appointed SKoolAide CEO, Reg Gabriel, has selected CEG to lead and facilitate the 2011 Strategic Advisory Forum in Boston. SKoolAide is one of the nations leading technology portal companies dedicated to serving students, teachers, school administrators and public and private service providers in the Higher Education Business space.
Ceg CEO Tony DaDante to  speak at 2011 Society of Food Service  Global Convention.
Attend 'Best of Organizational Development Summit' and hear Tony DaDante speak.
Boston College MBA Organization Studies Chairperson Dr. Judith Gordon engages Tony DaDante CEO of the Change Execution Group to teach Advanced Leadership courses during 2011.
CEG completes  2011 M&A integration project with Eurest Services and Kimco Corporation of Chicago.
CEG Executive search arm fills key roles in Compass-Shell Oil partnership. 
CEG signs long term contract with BP as a preferred supplier to implement "The Making it Better" culture transformation process and to deliver a Formal Executive Education series of courses to its vendor partners CBRE, Jacobs Engineering, Compass, Eurest and Allied Barton.
Global Change Project continues in Asia at Applied Materials a world wide leader in Nano technology in it's Solar Business (AMAT).
CEG sponsors 2010 LPGA GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP in Orlando at the Grand Cypress Resort. Tony DaDante and LPGA players team up to raise funds for Breast Cancer research. Watch Golf Channel interview with CEG executives and Golf Legends

UPDATE....   CEG led team wins LPGA Pro Am that highlights Hall of Famer Julie Inkster and Samantha Marks and Sammi Lee both of whom are Junior Girls golf phenoms. Thank you to all who contributed to the Breast Cancer cure cause. 
CEG in talks with Dr.Steven Lower and distinguished leader Anthony Riccio to develop a "Making it Better"   Global Help network.
BP reports record performance after implementing the Change Execution's Group  " Making it Better" culture transformation process utilizing the John Kotter 8 step Leading Change Model.  Record results are highlighted in Safety ,Operational, Financial metrics.
CEG will be announcing Culture Change and Executive coaching partnerships with several Fortune 500 clients in near future. CEO Tony DaDante shared during a recent interview on  CNBC Squawk Box  that Global leaders are becoming increasingly dismayed at the lack of transparency and culture of fear that has been accepted as simply the cost of doing business.
CEG WINS third consecutive BP contract for 2010 for its high profile Brightlights project.
CEG completes executive search project with Compass Food Group and Eurest Services in Chicagoland. Shalini Gupta selected to lead high profile "Making it Better" change process for BP .
CEG CEO Tony DaDante and a group of  his Global clients publish video on FAST CULTURE CHANGE and LEADERSHIP. To view go to "CLIENT SUCCESS STORIES" on the CEG website.
CEG awarded 2011 Leadership Development contract for Integrated business partnership consisting of BP, CBRE, Jacobs Engineering, Compass Services, Food for Thought, and Allied Barton.
CEG awarded contract by BP to design and implement a High Performance High Touch customer service brand at its flagship Brightlights business.
CEG begins production of the "Cool Friends in the Trenches" leadership documentary. Some 50 global leaders from companies of all sizes and shapes will be interviewed on the subjects of Leadership, Change and Talent. Each interview will be available to view on the CEG site.

To date the following High profile leaders have been interviewed:

1. Dan Dipofi- Owner of NHL Hockey Franchise
2. Steve Barnett and Dave Spataro , Compass Group Executives
3. Alex Darraugh- CBRE executive
4. Kevin Harris - BP executive
5. Cherie Duddridge- BP executive
6. Debbie Reimer- Crothall Food Service Executive
7.  Scheduled to be interviewed this month VP Biden, Julian Kaufman ( AIG) Alan Kaye( Mattel), Michael Burgin ( Secret Service), Tom Peters, George McNeilly (ESPN) Jeff Regner ( Harley- Davidson) Jack and Suzy Welch . 
CEG partners with Mark Bingaman, SVP Supply Chain of Ultra Clean Technology, on Strategic change and Global Talent management projects. UCT is the globally recognized leader in the outsource solution business for complex modules ranging from liquid and gas delivery systems to turnkey system integration. CEG has begun work at the Austin, Texas campus.

“Tony is one of the best strategic HR executives on the globe! He understands what it takes to move the needle in any organization that needs to jump to the next level. His passion for his work and the deep functional knowledge and his rare combination of line management business experience and Hr Function transformation makes his offering compelling to any organization that is looking for a pragmatic way to raise its game.”
October 30, 2010
Brian J Bohling,  EVP Hess Oil,
worked directly with Tony at The Change Execution Group
Today CEG CEO Tony DaDante led a Strategic Team Development process at Shell Oil Headquarters in Houston. Tony worked in concert the Strategic Advisory Group from Compass Services and Johnson Controls and some thirty  five executives from each of the companies. Another session is planned for 2015.