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Examples of our success vary widely. We've helped Fortune 500 companies develop and implement changes in their business models that resulted in significant growth. We've helped public organizations develop strong strategic plans and balanced scorecards. We've helped non-profit organizations achieve significant breakthroughs in performance by aligning their boards of directors and executive teams around a clear vision and measures of success. (View our client list)
We work with many publicly elected boards, helping them gain clarity about their governance role so that they can manage decisions well. A good example is the Sacramento Municipal Utility District. A focal point of our work is defining in writing the SMUD Board's role.
In the years since it was founded in 1973, the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op has blossomed into a $15 million business. With 7,000 members/owners, it is the second largest single-store grocery cooperative in the nation in terms of sales and volume.
Here is a great strategic planning case study for work we did with a $55 million public radio and television broadcasting company. In recent years, the competition seriously eroded an 130,000-plus membership base and sent earnings on a roller coaster ride, dipping into the red for two of the past three fiscal years.
Our work with a public agency showcases LRI’s ability to design and orchestrate change for our clients, resulting in significant improvements in performance. The client, which wishes to remain anonymous, provides a multitude of services to the state of California.
For this large non-profit organization, we tackled two important questions: What are the ways in which our advocacy efforts need to expand, and how can we develop our Board of Directors? Through a new governance structure with clearly defined roles, the organization was able to expand and improve performance.
During a speaking tour in 2000, Eric Douglas was signing books at a Barnes & Noble in New York City when a slender woman approached and asked whether he might autograph a copy of Straight Talk for her husband. "He's in banking," the woman said. "I think he might enjoy your message."
We believe our work creates real change for our clients. But don't just listen to us, hear what our clients have to say.
LRI has a proven track record working with clients to help them overcome significant challenges and accelerate their performance.