Good things last.  I was recently asked to speak in New York, to an international group of chief librarians from major urban centres from around the world. They share innovative efforts and the results annually. The core of my presentation was about  a strategic planning and alignment system that Fred and his team at FOCUS Management facilitated  at the Mississauga Library System, 15 years ago!  The process was robust, rigorous and collaborative in nature and Ahead…Mississauga Library System
“We have certainly come a long way in a short period of time.  Recently, we won an award for the best performing energy efficient homes in North America.  The Focus Management Team, Fred, Richard and Stephen, have become a part of the L!V Communities Team, working with us to create better communication, clarity and alignment.  Our team is now focussed on what really matters and that’s what generates results that our customers expect and deserve.”Anthony Martelli, Chief Operating Officer L!V Communities
“FOCUS is able to hone in on the most important strategic initiatives and gain a level of engagement and alignment across the organization. They deliver real results. I believe in the people. I believe in the product.”Craig Gilpin, CCO, North West
“We lean on Richard Gerofsky, Partner at FOCUS to help develop our strategic roadmap. Richard’s sound counsel, useful guidance and effective facilitation enabled Mayhew to think strategically, keeping steadfastly committed to our corporate vision and strategic objectives.  Richard is a key asset around the Mayhew boardroom table, and considered an extension of our Executive team.” Marcia Mayhew, CEO, Mayhew
“ We believe in investing in our people and we have engaged several firms to help us do that. I must admit that none of them have had the positive impact that FOCUS has, in such a short period of time. FOCUS facilitated results are pragmatic and can  immediately put to work to increase productivity and quality as the team gets stronger. And they did that WITH our people who really liked the FOCUS approach. We will continue to work with FOCUS as we grow our organization”  Richard Cupido, President and Owner, Burlington Paving
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Our Success Stories

FOCUS Management training gets results. To learn more about what we’ve been able to do for our clients, take a look at the success stories featured in our Case Studies.

Sobeys [Case Study]

With more than 1,300 stores in 10 provinces and thousands of wholesale customers, Sobeys is a leading national grocery retailer and food distributor in Canada.

Fibrewired [Case Study]

A provider of fibre optic-based broadband telecommunications and Internet services, Fibrewired was established as a wholly owned subsidiary of Hamilton Utilities Corporation.

FOCUS Helps Floor Care Company SHINE

A well-known floor care company was losing market share at every turn. They tried everything to get it back – from operational cost cutting to consumer price slashing. Nothing was working. FOCUS helped the organization apply fresh thinking to re-focus energies on more innovative and marketable customer floor care solutions. It wasn’t long before the organization recorded a whopping 15 percent growth in internal capacity. Here’s what the President had to say:

“After years of leading consumer product organizations, you learn how to spot a 10-15% opportunity to increase capacity by getting an organization better aligned to the strategy. It meant eliminating non-strategic work, reducing job overlaps, minimizing accountability gaps, re-aligning planning processes and re-allocating resource. We started with my leadership team and cascaded a process of accountability alignment throughout the organization. We used FOCUS to facilitate this process. This is not a DIY kind of task. FOCUS has the right tools and they know how to use them. We needed fast results and we got them.”

Dan Clifford, President, Electrolux, US Floor Care Division

FOCUS Helps Power Up Toronto Hydro

Toronto Hydro, sold their Telecom Division to a large cable company for seven times more than it was evaluated. Here’s what the President had to say:

“After I joined Toronto Hydro, I soon realized the enormity of the challenge we faced. We needed a new strategy, and leadership team reorganization. With the right senior team on board, we engaged FOCUS to facilitate the development of a powerful new strategic plan. FOCUS helped ensure everyone understood the new direction and more importantly their role in bringing our strategy to life. In just three years we sold the company for seven times the price. The sale was testament to how well the strategic alignment process worked.”

Dave Dobbins, CEO, Toronto Hydro Telecom Inc.