FROM CORPORATE NIMBYs TO MANAGEMENT PROGRESSIVES
3 lessons from an essential transformation challenge
Louis, a 45-year-old chemical engineer, had been part of XySAX's amazing growth story for the last 20 years. The company, which produced and marketed chemical compounds to several industrial customer segments globally, had successfully weathered unprecedented market turbulence. Its finances were robust, its customers happy and its employees proud. Louis had risen to the senior ranks because he knew what mattered and how to get the job done. He had a tremendous grasp of his industry and the trends shaping it. He was passionate about XySAX's contribution to its tens of thousands of customers and the many times more end consumers they in turn served. As he saw it, XySAX's upside opportunity was huge. Louis was also respected.