Client Success Stories

Over the past three decades, JMW has helped our clients achieve award-winning breakthrough results. Here are just a few examples of our work.

Year 100, Day One: Finding the “Why”

Year 100, Day One: Finding the “Why”

Client: Z-Energy

Oil & Gas

There were immediate demands and nagging legacy problems. It felt like a start-up, yet there was the organization’s 99-year heritage… Managing the change without help would be high risk.

 

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Everyone Wins: After refusing to stop at “pretty good,” a powerhouse is born

Client: Yarra Valley Water

Water

In 2011, things were going well for Yarra Valley Water in Melbourne, Australia. The publicly-owned water corporation —responsible for water and sewage services to 2 million Australians—had taken significant strides in performance. But the MD’s desire to move from good to extraordinary would require a significant shift in performance.

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History Offshore: A capital project faces crisis, rises to the occasion

Oil & Gas

When a multinational energy company established an alliance to design and build an offshore oil platform, the effort was off to a promising start. The alliance partners had a highly ambitious plan to construct the platform base and support columns from concrete so that oil could be stored in them. This would require towing the structure thousands of kilometers by sea from the construction facility to the oil field site. With millions of dollars at stake every day, the effort got underway quickly.

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One Pump at a Time: A capital project venture excels and wins over a community

Water

When new environmental regulations in a major metropolitan area prompted the need for a significant infrastructure overhaul, an Australian water authority had a massive challenge. Because of new rules for handling storm water, work crews would have to dig up and upgrade more than 200 underground sewage pump stations located in neighborhoods throughout the city and suburbs. Most of the stations were located under people’s yards and gardens or under the roads in front of their houses. Consequently, the $900 million capital project initially met with strong community resistance because of the disruption to private property and local roads.

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Forget Reasonable Expectations: Deliver Beyond

Oil & Gas

A global energy company was undertaking a major refinery expansion that would equip the facility to produce low-sulfur, “clean” fuels. There were numerous complicating factors to overcome, including the fact that the effort involved four distinct alliance partnerships – making for a total of 12 stakeholder organizations, four owners, and six senior contractors.

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A Company Reaches Higher, A Country Benefits

Oil & Gas

Following its acquisition of a natural gas asset in a developing nation, a global resources company generated an unprecedented commitment to contribute to local economic and social growth. This stand came in the form of a Charter created by that company’s leadership in country, including both nationals and expats. The Charter included bold commitments to the maintenance of a clean environment, the betterment of the life of every citizen, and the company’s intention to create a lasting benefit to the country it was operating in through the development of its people and communities.

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No Time Like the Present: A Team Defies the Odds and a Plant Revives

Oil & Gas

A capital project team delivers dramatically ahead of schedule with new safety culture.

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IT Challenge: Back in the Game and Ready for the Future

The CIO needed to build a case for IT being a strategic partner in the business. But to earn the organization a voice at the executive level–versus simply carrying out executive orders – a dramatic change was required. The goal was to get the organization solidly on track for being “future ready.”

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Organization solidifies its future through leadership development

Oil & Gas

This 110-year-old refinery was a cornerstone for a major oil company’s operations and had a reputation for engineering excellence, but its strengths were no longer translating to business success. So what did it take to reinvent its future?

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Organization at a crossroads secures a new future

Oil & Gas

Despite a distinguished history as one of Scotland’s leading employers and Europe’s oldest and largest chemical processing and refining site, this organization was failing to meet its economic potential. Just one year later it posted its first profits and boosted safety by more than 300%.

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Aspiration in Action, Finally

Oil & Gas

Work on one of the world’s most complex capital projects – to develop a vast deep water gas field in a remote offshore location – was in jeopardy. What would it take to realign the joint venture partners and get the project back on course?

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A turning point: Achieving unprecedented performance

Oil & Gas

Working with JMW, this company generated a complete performance turnaround. Leadership development paved the way to a cultural transformation that facilitated the capacity to produce stellar results.

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Anything is Possible

Aviation

In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks on the US, the UK’s largest air traffic organization was deep in the red, under intense media scrutiny for financial mismanagement, and plagued by regular system outages. A new CEO was appointed in the midst of the chaos.

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Mining for Success: Seizing Opportunity in an Ever-Shifting Market

Mining

At a leading global mining company, the project leadership team responsible for a key underground mining initiative engaged JMW for support in addressing a series of pivotal leadership and performance challenges over the course of three years.

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Project Rescue

Oil & Gas

In late 2014, it became clear that a high-stakes joint venture was in trouble. As the multi-billion dollar project to build a new facility was subject to close oversight by federal regulators and a very ambitious timeline, there was no time to waste.

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Delivering High-Performance for Short-Term Turnaround and Long-Term Success

Delivering High-Performance for Short-Term Turnaround and Long-Term Success

Energy

Six months into a critical two-year project, an engineering services firm’s project team – hired by a major electric and gas company – was not performing well enough to meet its commitments.

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Ensuring Talent for the Future with Leadership Development that Drives Performance

Finance

There was a new CEO at the helm of the company and an ambitious new agenda, but not enough leadership talent to get the job done.

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Post-merger integration is a success

Oil & Gas

In the face of a large, complex post-merger integration, this company delivered breakthrough performance and jumped from last place to first place in the parent company’s divisional ranking system in just one year.

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High Potentials: Leadership development has stunning impact on organization

Leadership Development Has Stunning Impact on Organization

Oil & Gas

A multi-national corporation was in great need of elevated leadership capacity, and also demanded a solid return on its investment. No one could have anticipated the nearly $3 billion in value that was realized as a result of the program.

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Performance Beyond Precedent; A Future Rewritten

Performance Beyond Precedent: A Future Rewritten

Roads

The federal agency won a high-profile $800 million road upgrade project, then turned around and did something unexpected: decided to share the risks and rewards in its first-ever alliance approach.

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High Performance Now, Groundwork for Future Successes

High Performance Now, Groundwork for Future Successes

Oil & Gas

It was a high-stakes project to build two drill ships that cost $670 million each. Between the operator, contractors and myriad of third-party vendors located around the world, there were enough countries, cultures, and high stakes involved, that the potential for trouble was palpable.

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Sustaining IT Leadership in a Context of Change and Uncertainty

Sustaining IT Leadership in a Context of Change and Uncertainty

Finance

It was a time of uncertainty for a global financial services provider, but the Chief Technology Officer had to pull his team together, even when their own futures with the company were at risk.

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Alliance Builds History

Alliance Builds History

Roads

There wasn’t much to like about the $620 million alliance project to construct a massive highway bypass. The timeline was tight, the soil was soft and treacherous, and the environment could be unforgiving. And just about no one knew what an alliance really was.

The project won the 2013 AMCF Spotlight Award for consulting excellence

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Leadership Drives Organizational Performance at an Accelerated Rate

Client: Orincon

Defense

A legacy Defense contractor founded in the 1970s was approaching the new millennium with a sorely outdated business model. They had to break the mold without breaking the culture.

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Alliance Delivers First Oil Six Months Early

Oil & Gas

What happened when six oil giants decided to pull together to develop an oil field that had been inaccessible for 20 years?

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Turning Point at the Top: An Executive Team Takes Charge in a New Way

Turning Point at the Top: An Executive Team Takes Charge in a New Way

Food Manufacturing

A global manufacturer was in a downward spiral, underperforming and missing targets. Two years later, the company’s “turnaround” would be featured in the New York Times.

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Breakthrough Solutions Transform Competitors into Partners

Breakthrough Solutions Transform Competitors into Partners

Oil & Gas

Five fierce competitors had to partner to develop 11 oil fields, and agree on one of over 100 options on how to do it.

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Leadership Driving Performance: Achieving New Levels of Success by Developing Leaders

Leadership Driving Performance: Achieving New Levels of Success by Developing Leaders

Client: Phoenix Park Gas Processors Limited

Oil & Gas

The company had recently restructured, reduced costs, increased efficiencies – but at a cost. Employees were very unhappy with their leaders. So how did the company end up winning awards for “Champion Employer” and “Recognizing the Value of People”?

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