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Cargill Premix & Nutrition: Transforming Talent Management

September 2017

As a result of declining annual operating earnings over the past few years, Cargill implemented several strategic modifications on 2016. One transformation, referred to internally as the Human Resources Transformation, is designed to help enable the firm's people strategy. This case study covers the planning, execution and challenges encountered with this transformation.


Glanbia Performance Nutrition

September 2017

This case lays out Glanbia’s decision to enter the sports nutrition
business; highlights the repeatable growth model it developed around its first acquisition,
Optimum Nutrition; and describes the scaling of this model through acquisition and
innovation. The case concludes by presenting the challenges and opportunities that faced
CEO Hugh McGuire as he sought to respond to the challenges and opportunities facing the business.


One Key to Business Success

August 2017

No one understands the importance of resilience more than managers who are trying to be successful in the current business environment.


Speak your CFO's Language

June 2017

Do you ever feel a bit like Charlie Brown listening to his teacher when your chief financial officer is talking?


Defining the Unwritten Rules

April 2017

Changing company culture is no easy feat. In fact, it isn’t even easy to define what company culture is — let alone changing it.


Determining Value for Your Customer

December 2016

Figuring out what your customers and prospects value is critical given the current environment of the agricultural economy.


Talent Management Matters

July 2016

The only way to improve business performance is to improve the people running the place.


Sharing what you stand for

June 2016

At their most basic, branding and sharing what your organization stands for are about figuring out how you want your organization as a whole to be viewed by the people in your target markets. The challenge many agribusinesses face is shifting what customers already believe about the company to what the company wants them to believe.