"By implementing Strategic Governance (Yfansi Method), I was able to transform the operating culture of Danbury Pharmacal, a division of Schein Pharmaceuticals. Over a two year period, we improved from a loss of $8 million to a profit of $54 million. Earlier in my career, I worked with Mark developing and implementing SG to help transform $800 million Rorer Group into $4 billion Rhone-Poulenc Rorer. There is no doubt about it — SG produces extraordinary results!"
Robert S. Mills Jr.
President & CEO, Scientific Protein Labs, LLC
"The Yfansi Strategic Governance Management System (MWS-Method) is a very powerful tool when skillfully utilized, with the support of a strong and knowledgeable SG consultant, by an organization hungry for a principle-based approach to sound governance and long-term shareholder value. I view SGMS, and its underlying methodology, as an excellent synthesis of the most relevant and useful value-creation concepts taught in business schools and management books over the years, now available to the global business community in a streamlined, sequentially correct, and logical format. When skillfully used, SGMS (MWS-Method) will guide boards, management teams and entire organizations toward the shared goals of sound governance, competitive advantage and long-term shareholder value."
Executive Vice President
The Americas & Australia/New Zealand
Reckitt Benckiser, plc - Retired
Board of Directors - Executive Forum
"American Standard successfully converted over to PeopleSoft Version 8. This project was completed on time and under budget. As the senior executive responsible for this deliverable, I attribute a great deal of credit for this outcome to an effective intervention by Mark Sickles. This project was on track for failure rather than success. Sensing this, I asked Mark to intervene and take control of the project. Using his Strategic Governance technology (MWS-Method), Mark transformed the morale of the internal project team from one of infighting and frustration, to one of harmonious teamwork, and then put them on a track leading to success. We at American Standard would be very interested in any software product ingrained with the principles of Mark's SG methodology."
Senior Vice President - Human Resources
American Standard Companies
"By building broad-based commitment to achievement of the project's goals, we had the critical mass necessary to overcome any derailments and keep the project on track. Mark Sickles' involvement enabled our success."
Vice President Dry Soup
Campbell Soup Company
"Mark Sickles has demonstrated expertise in what I consider to be a leading edge management approach designed to help organizations effectively integrate strategic planning and human resource management using the principles and methods of total quality. Additionally, I have been impressed with Mark's diagnostic and prescriptive skills, and have found his advice and counsel to be insightful and practical."
Steve G. Roehrich
Vice President - Quality Management
Consumer & Personal Care Group
Johnson & Johnson
"The most important issue for every board director is a strong desire to focus more time on corporate strategy. Strategic Governance is a must read book for every director, CEO and senior manager to better understand the need and process to align strategy, culture, leadership and risk management for sustained corporate performance and growth."
Lead Director- Akamai Technologies
Former Executive Vice President, Eastman Kodak
I am writing to thank you for doing such a spectacular job teaching in Singapore and Indonesia. The evaluations from the Singaporean students have just arrived, and I don't think I have ever seen higher scores or more enthusiastic comments from these students (in our 12 year relationship with the Singapore Institute of Management). The Singaporean students tend to rate lower than our US students, and so I would not have been surprised or disappointed if your scores had been somewhat lower. But your scores are exceptional, and indicate you have done a very good, thorough, conscientious job with the students, just as you do here in our New Brunswick courses."
Dr. Barbara A. Lee, Professor and Chair
School of Management & Labor Relations