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Senn Delaney
spring 2012

view from the top

Senn Delaney is pleased to share this preview of a video interview with Nick Neuhausel, Senn Delaney partner and energy practice leader, and Piedmont Natural Gas CEO Tom Skains. They discuss the Piedmont Pride culture transformation journey that Skains says made a major positive impact on financial performance and organizational health.

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notes from nick
Introducing a new column by energy practice leader Nick Neuhausel

A former energy executive, Nick Neuhausel has been working with energy clients for 16 years to creating Thriving, high-performance cultures. He will be sharing best practices, food for thought and client successes in this newsletter as part of Senn Delaney's increased focus on the energy and utility industry. Here is his first post.
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industry perspectives
Listen to podcast with Black & Veatch SVP on regulatory vigilance for smart grid

The smart grid world is anything but simple. It encompasses many utility domains and dozens of specialized service areas that need to interoperate. Mark Gabriel, Black & Veatch senior vice president and executive director of strategy policy, describes how to overcome the policy and regulatory challenges for successful smart grid implementations.
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news and events

Sharpen you pool skills and meet our energy practice team at June EEI conference
Senn Delaney invites leaders attending the 2012 Edison Electric Institute annual convention June 3-6 in Orlando, Fla. to visit our energy practice team in the expo area called The Connection. We are hosting a pool table with a professional player to help tune up your game. Meet the team that has helped many energy companies to transform their cultures to improve performance, including Senn Delaney Partner and Executive Vice President Nick Neuhausel, our energy practice leader.

Learn more about how Senn Delaney is having a positive impact in the energy industry.

For more information and to connect at the meeting, please contact Ed Manfre at (562) 981-5977 or by email at

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View from the top: A conversation with former Edison International CEO John Bryson
John Bryson led Edison International, one of the largest investor-owned utility companies in the nation, as chairman, president and CEO from 1990 until his retirement in 2008. In this conversation with Senn Delaney Chairman Dr. Larry Senn, Bryson looks back on why building a high-performing leadership team was critical to helping fulfill the utility's vision of 'Leading the Way In Electricity'.
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Why does culture matter? Watch this leadership learning presentation and case study to learn more
Senn Delaney's Charlie Coode and Tania Howarth, chief operating officer of Iglo Foods Group, share expert insights into how to effectively shape organizational culture to achieve better results. Howarth also shares a candid case study of how the market-leading frozen foods business in Europe's successful focus on culture accelerated its growth strategy and resulted in record financial performance in 2011. You can also listen to the presentation
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Yum! Brands CEO David Novak shares insights on creating an iconic recognition culture that drives global performance and growth
Yum! Brands CEO David Novak describes how culture has been a key ingredient in the success of the fast-service food company. Yum! has generated 13 percent year-over-year growth for more than a decade by building a recognition culture across 117 countries and 1.4 million employees. Senn Delaney Chairman Dr. Larry Senn also examines why Novak exemplifies a thriving leader and shares lessons for other CEOs.
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Video: the power of a noble purpose
Mike Marino, Senn Delaney partner and executive vice president, shares the story of how Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals grew from a small, little-known division of a global consumer products company to be a leader in the treatment of addiction through a strong focus on principles, core values, a higher noble purpose and intense patient focus. Click the SDTV icon to watch the video.

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