“TAI brings practicality to something that is often trite and not meaningful. We worked with TAI to get our arms around our mission and values. TAI encouraged us to build a values-based organization and pushed us to ensure that we made each other accountable for living the actions. TAI helps organizations move from empty words to the power of shared values. Getting to that point takes a real discipline that is not generally available in most organizations. TAI was instrumental in fostering, creating and teaching that discipline.
TAI is personal—they use past learning and experience to be effective but they do not use a formula—the process is intensely personal to the organization. The goal is to find what are the true shared values of the company’s leadership—the goal is not to push the leadership toward the shared values of some other idealized organization. TAI very effectively keeps the right goal in sight.”
Chief Executive Officer, GMAC Commercial Holdings Corporation
“The challenge facing the Merial Management Committee was significant—it was essential that our leaders be in total unison. We worked with TAI to conduct an off-site summit meeting and utilized PRO Development™ as a basis for many of our discussions.”
“The individual assessment instrument, PRO-D, was so insightful, so credible to each member of the team. Sharing our PRO-D facilitated an open and honest discussion enabling all the difficult topics to be aired and tackled. We left the meeting as a Leadership Team with clarity and full agreement on our purpose, our vision and our values.”
Executive Chairman, Merial Limited, (a JV of Merck and sanofi-aventis)
“Utilizing the PRO Development™ instrument, our company has witnessed the resounding correlation between an individual’s motivations congruent with their managerial strengths. This knowledge allows us an organization to grow leaders for long term sustainability in a competitive talent marketplace. The tool has become foundational for individual and team success.”
SVP Human Resources & Administration, Premier, Inc. (2006 Malcom Baldridge Award Recipient)
“As a global HR Leader, I was looking for a silver bullet that cuts across the fifty different cultures we have and to build a leadership team. I could not find one, but TAI’s methodology came close. We needed something to establish the desired culture—One Merial—and to help the executive management team to become a leadership team. TAI’s values-based leadership approach, incorporating the PRO Development™ assessment, opened that door and allowed us to grow our business from $1.5 billion to $2.2 billion in just four years, without acquisitions.
We also improved bench-strength through sixteen future high potential leaders across the globe using PRO-D as the tool to develop a common platform. It was the most powerful methodology and approach I have experienced in 35 years of HR professional leadership.”
Global Head of Human Resources, Merial Limited, (a joint venture of Merck and sanofi-aventis)