Rapid Breakthrough
Performance Results
Corporate Transformation
Corporate Transformation ACT
Quantifiable Performance Results:

  • Growth: 24% increase in revenue growth in first year.
  • Profitability: 290% increase in EPS in
    first year and a half.
  • Retention: 41% decrease in voluntary employee turnover in first year.
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Corporate Transformation
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Quantifiable Performance Results:

  • Cost: Cost reduction of $400 million in first two years.
  • Grievance Rate: System-wide union grievances decreased by 73% in first two years.
  • Culture Change: Average 14% increase in culture change employee survey in first year. Largest one-year gains occurred in innovation (21%) and work environment (20%).
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Corporate Transformation
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Quantifiable Performance Results:

  • Profitability: 840% increase in first two years and 1660% SEMICONDUCTOR increase in first three years in net profits. 27% increase in ROE during first three years.
  • Revenue per Employee: 88% increase
    in revenue per employee in first two and a half years.
  • Revenue per Unit: 34% increase in revenue per wafer in first three years.
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Corporate Transformation Resources has been intensively involved in some of the business world’s most path breaking transformations during the past two decades.

Founded by Robert H. Miles, author of Leading Corporate Transformation and BIG Ideas to BIG Results: Leading Corporate Transformation in a Disruptive World, the firm has established a proven track record of success for supporting executive leaders as they rise to the challenges of organizational growth and revitalization.

The firm has pioneered an approach called Accelerated Corporate Transformation or ACT that greatly compresses and accelerates the process for launching a new direction or rapidly executing a new set of initiatives. ACT is regularly used to support and accelerate the process by which new leaders “take charge.”

ACT also incorporates a streamlined, high-engagement, all-employee cascade methodology, which rapidly creates a clear line of sight between new company-wide initiatives and the job-level objectives of all managers and employees.

We specialize in helping CEOs and executive leaders address the following major challenges:

BIG Ideas to BIG Results Leading Corporate Transformation in a Disruptive World The New Second Edition by Robert H. Miles

What is Transformation?

By transformation, we mean a wide range of actions and opportunities that are required
to drive growth and breakthrough results. These range from a new leader "taking charge," to launching a new phase in the organization, to breaking down silos to operate as "one company," to boldly launching a major strategic initiative. Put simply, transformation in
our practice means opening up new possibilities for growth and quickly moving from BIG Ideas to BIG Results.

ACT: A Better Way

The ACT process architecture has been designed to quickly focus, align, and engage the full organization and then rigorously follow through for execution. It was also designed to be run by business leaders with light consulting and implementation support the first time through. By design, it allows managers at all levels to effectively lead organizational transformation and strategy execution on their own, and it becomes part of a more rigorous management process by the end of the first year of implementation.

Read what corporate executives say about the ACT methodology
and how Bob Miles has aided them in leading corporate transformation:

Corporate Transformation
BIG Ideas to BIG Results Leading Corporate Transformation in a Disruptive World The New Second Edition by Robert H. Miles
Robert H. Miles Harvard Business Review
BIG Ideas to BIG Results Leading Corporate Transformation in a Disruptive World The New Second Edition by Robert H. Miles

Leading Corporate Transformation
A Blueprint for Business Renewal
by Robert H. Miles, Ph.D.
Jossey-Bass Publishers, A Division of John Wiley & Sons, 1997

"The framework Bob Miles illustrates in his new book has been the key tool Symantec has used to start the shift from being a technology-driven to a customer-driven company. Business leaders facing a variety of corporate transformation challenges will benefit from this important executive briefing."
-Gordon E. Eubanks, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Symantec Corporation
The distillation of a stellar twenty-year career, Leading Corporate Transformation is consultant Robert Miles's reply to executives who want to be able to rise to the most pervasive challenge facing them today: how to achieve fundamental transformation without exposing the organization to unacceptable risk.

Here, in the form of an executive briefing, are the expert guidance and tools you need to meet a variety of corporate transformation challenges, whether you are trying to reposition a successful company, revitalize a failing one, merge different businesses and cultures, or manage a leadership succession process. These insights are relevant not only for senior executives, but also for leaders at all levels of an organization undergoing fundamental transformation.

By sharing success stories from his professional experiences-the ones in which his detailed framework for large-scale transformation was used-Miles shows how you can:
  • Decipher the initial conditions required to launch and accelerate transformation
  • Generate a strategic vision and business success model
  • Align your organization and your people along the critical path
  • Advance a process architecture for keeping everything on track
If you are a leader-at any organizational level-who must effect fundamental change, you will want to keep this book close at hand.


Speaker, Author,
Business Advisor,
Global Thought and
Practice Leader

A widely recognized thought and practice leader in the field of corporate transformation and strategy execution, Bob is a gifted business advisor and process architect.

Based on a unique senior executive program he chaired at the Harvard Business School earlier in his career, Bob developed a simple, powerful approach for accelerating the achievement of breakthrough results across a variety of corporate transformation challenges.

Called Accelerated Corporate Transformation, ACT has stood the tests of fundamental transformations at such leading companies as GE, IBM Global Services, National Semiconductor, Office Depot and Symantec. ACT has been called, “A simple, no-nonsense process that is thoroughly grounded in reality, inclusive of people and 100% results-oriented.”

Once reserved only for executives in residence at Harvard Business School and a select group of global companies, the basic principles for addressing breakthrough performance are now available in his new book BIG Ideas to BIG Results with Dissero Partners colleague Mike Kanazawa, and through his new Speaking Series.

Cloth May 1997 ISBN 0-7879-0327-2 256 pages $25.00

Corporate Transformation Resources is led by Robert H. Miles, a long-time thought and practice leader in the fields of business transformation, organizational effectiveness, culture change, and executive leadership. Bob Miles has pioneered an Accelerated Corporate Transformation, or ACT methodology that enables new CEOs to rapidly take charge in a high-engagement manner.