KWA Transitional Leadership

For KWA construction, Conbrio Managing Principal Bill Bancroft worked with the owner to prepare and finally transfer leadership to the younger generation.  The preparation took place over two to three years and involved several discussions to overcome a variety of issues to ready the owner to give up responsibilities and the younger generation to take them on.  Over several years, …

City of Mesquite

What makes a great place to live, work and play?  Answering such a challenge is called Placemaking. And there are few good answers in the Dallas-Fort Worth region.  Strip malls abound.  It takes a car to get anywhere. For the City of Mesquite, it’s an urgent challenge. Over the next several years the undeveloped, four-square-mile area along I-20 inside the …

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

For the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, at the behest of DMV’s board, Conbrio was part of a team of consultants that assessed all levels and activities of the department to understand its effectiveness and recommend changes.  Conbrio was charged with assessing the TDMV’s culture and found it defensive and, in some parts of the organization, toxic.  In one-on-one interviews …

DFW Airport

For DFW Airport over three years, Conbrio designed and led both executive and board retreats which defined execution themes for the year for new and continuing airport programs and projects. The airport’s staff and board, comprised of the mayors of Fort Worth and Dallas and appointees of each city’s city councils are responsible for a $900 million a year enterprise …

Town of Prosper, Texas

The World Café is a process for creating collaborative dialogue around questions that matter in corporate, government and community settings.  Café participants – a minimum of 20 people and as many as 100 or more – seated at small tables of four discuss a current problem put before them, its deeper implications and possible actions to take to solve the …

Global 15 law firm

For a Global 15 law firm, over three years, Conbrio designed and delivered a comprehensive leadership development program, including individual assessments of participants, development of a leadership model, team development, scenario and strategic planning, idea innovation for thriving in each of the scenarios, sales process and training to pursue work in teams, storyboarding and presentations.  Participants were young partners in …

Austin Industries

For several individuals in the private and not-for-profit sectors, including some participating in a leadership development program at Austin Industries, Conbrio Managing Principal Bill Bancroft has provided executive coaching. Those he coaches generally fall into two categories.  First, people in their 30s, who’ve achieved success through their technical abilities.  Their challenge is to pivot to effective leadership and management.  But …

Pricewaterhouse Coopers

For dozens of successful Pricewaterhouse Coopers projects, Conbrio Principal Bill Bancroft provided a range of services, including strategy and facilitation, to partners, including the firm’s Senior Partner, pursuing the audits, tax or special work at Fortune 500 companies.  Conbrio worked with teams in all-day goal-setting sessions and in one-on-one meetings to plot strategy and draw implementation plans.  Conbrio Principal Bill Bancroft orchestrated more …

City of College Station, Texas

Nearly every city at one time or another holds workshops for its mayor and council members.  Some cities hold workshops every year.  The workshops serve at least two purposes:  Update or completely rewrite the city’s strategic plan.  Build trust and common vision so mayors and council members can work better together as a team to further interests of their cities.  …

Consumer Products Company

For an Arlington, Texas-based consumer products company integrating eight recently acquired companies, Conbrio led a project to decide the merged company’s values. Conbrio led sessions where each of the acquired companies reviewed their histories and the genesis of their values, then suggested which values to keep in the merged company. The sessions were especially difficult because of hard feelings generated during the …