Making it Better Program

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"Walking the Talk"



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


The Change Execution Group uses leading edge diagnostics and assessment instruments to guide all your personal and organization development needs. We know that in order to help our clients make the best decisions necessary to drive their businesses forward, they need to start by asking the right questions. Those questions need to hit emotional nerves so that the real, unabridged truth is surfaced. Getting the undiscussables on the table early and often will not only reduce the cycle time of the change but also build momentum with your most important assets because they are being heard and they can recognize the truth. Our diagnostics produce fast results in: 

  • Culture Change( Giving the client hope)
  • Strategic Hr
  • Executive Team Building
  • Strategic Alignment
  • Employee Engagement
  • Talent management and selection
  • M&A integration
  • Executive coaching more info
  • Key Leader On-Boarding
  • Six Sigma/Lean integrations


Our team has Global expertise in maximizing and developing the Executive Asset. 

  • We provide confidential counsel to the executive suite. With our objective third party perspectives combined with our collective personal experiences as former C suite executives across numerous industries we will add immediate value to you.
  • We provide leading edge executive assessment with thorough supporting feedback and coaching.
  • We take your team through a process which ferrets out the real roles, responsibilities and interdependencies necessary to create Flawless execution. We help take the unnecessary EGO and functional silo mentality out of the change equation.

Core offerings:


This inclusive by design process diagnosis allows the senior team of your enterprise to RAPIDLY develop:

  1. An accurate and grounded understanding of the barriers to implementing any business strategy that involves changing attitudes, behaviors, and skill of large numbers of people.
  2. An understanding of how their functioning as a top team is helping or hindering the organization from implementing its strategy.
  3. A tightly integrated agenda of initiatives to address barriers and improve top team effectiveness.
  4. The broad organizational understanding and commitment needed to successfully implement this agenda
  5. A structure and process for managing a demand related organization transformation.



This highly productive facilitation-led process is specifically designed to engage the team about controversial issues such as roles, responsibilities and interdependencies, This is time well spent in that the majority of silent killers and mis-steps steps in companies begin with the lack of focus on these three areas. The powerful conversations that are part of the design seem to breakdown any barriers to team or unit effectiveness very quickly. 


In a nutshell we help you get the critical mass behind your strategy and execution. People are funny. They will yes you to death and consciously undermine the plan. They aren't bad people but they have been conditioned to go along for the ride. They are not rewarded for being anything more than risk averse. In fact the majority of your employees are very good managers and leaders in their personal lives. We wonder why they don't have that same commitment and accountability at your company. The CEG uses a comprehensive set of diagnostic tools to better understand the reality of the issues and to feedback the results to the critical masses. The net net is that your employees will support anything they help design and build. The days of Top-down, scream-and-yell leadership is gone. Yes, it still exists, but those leaders who depend on that approach soon crash along with their respective businesses.

  • "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 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 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.
CEG completes  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 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 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 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.”
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.