Studies & Articles

611, 2014

Creating a Powerful Organizational Environment
— The Monitor

By Steve Zaffron|

Corporate Culture An organization's focus and attention on attracting, developing and raising the performance level of its people can give it a strategic advantage. There are many ways to view this such as offering competitive salaries and benefits, providing career planning processes, stock ownership, etc. A unique perspective and [...]

511, 2014

Transformation as an Organizational Competency
— American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) Newsletter

By Pamela Dodd|

Bob Mueller knows first hand the power of large-scale transformation. Together with San Francisco consultancy Vanto Group, a wholly owned and independently managed subsidiary of Landmark, Mueller helped Magma Copper Co. turn transformation into a key organizational competency in the mid-1990s. Magma had a history of low productivity due to [...]

411, 2014

A Shortcut to Motivated and Adaptive Workforces
— A study by the Talent Foundation

The Talent Foundation, a global, not-for-profit organization headquartered in London, published a research study on the impact of the The Landmark Forum on people in the work environment. The results of the study, conducted within accepted scientific guidelines, were both surprising and exciting; they validate the effectiveness of the [...]

311, 2014

Transforming the Network of Conversation in BHP New Zealand Steel
— A study by University of Southern California Marshall School of Business

The University of Southern California Marshall Business School published a case study that focuses on the impact of Vanto Group's work at BHP New Zealand Steel. The case study involving Vanto Group is copyrighted by the author. To order "Transforming the Network of Conversation in BHP New Zealand Steel: Landmark Education Business Development's New [...]

211, 2014

The Underpinnings of Breakthrough Performance
— By Steve Zaffron, CEO of Vanto Group

By Steve Zaffron, CEO of Vanto Group|

Every company in every industry works under certain forces or laws that influence what that company can and can’t do. The ancients who attempted to fly by strapping feathered wings to their arms and flapping with all their might as they leapt from high places invariably failed. Despite their dreams [...]

111, 2014

Managing Conversations for Performance Breakthroughs
— ASK, a NASA publication

By Gerry Daelemans|

Reorganizations can have unintended and unexpected outcomes. Sometimes they create new problems in the process of solving old ones. When the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, disbanded its Special Payloads Division in 1998 during a center wide reorganization, the Shuttle Small Payloads Project Office (SSPPO) that had been [...]