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Growth Strategies: Getting the Right People Part #4

This is the fourth in a series of posts on Growth Strategies: How to get the right mix of people to grow your company. So far we have covered questions about technical expertise, culture and the most significant aspect of the resume. In this our last blog in the series, we cover employees that don’t keep up with the times and other miscellaneous thoughts our experts share. 

Our experts for this blog include: 

Kathy Boyd – VP Sales and Marketing, EADs, Global leader in defense and aerospace  

Robert Newland – President & CEO, Newland Associates, an MBE Certified CPI Partner, providing Recruitment & Talent Management Solutions

Posted in Growth, News & Media, Organizational Strategy, Strategic Planning by Dr. Sarah Layton on August 14, 2013.

Strategist Dr. Sarah Layton Honored with Fellow of IMC USA Designation

The Institute of Management Consultants, USA, has awarded Dr. Sarah Layton, CMC, with its prestigious Fellow of IMC USA (FIMC) designation.   

“Sarah was not only responsible for establishing the Florida Chapter of IMC USA in Orlando; she served two terms on IMC USA’s national board of directors.  She chaired the IMC USA National Conference in 2004, and represented IMC USA at the bi-annual ICMCI Congress in Dublin, Ireland in 2007. She has demonstrated professionalism in her consulting business and has continued to give back to the profession through her numerous volunteer and philanthropic efforts,” said Dr. Drumm McNaughton, CMC®, Chairman and CEO of IMC USA.  She was honored in 2008 with the IMC USA Distinguished Service Award.

Posted in News & Media by Dr. Sarah Layton on November 12, 2009.

Institute for Management Consultants – USA honors Sarah Layton

Dr. Sarah Layton, CMC, CEO and Managing Partner of Corporate Strategy Institute (, was honored with the national Distinguished Service Award at the Institute for Management Consultants, USA, convention recently in Reno, Nevada.

The Institute for Management Consultants – USA, ( is the professional association for management consultants, with its mission to promote excellence and ethics in management consulting through certification, education and professional resources.

Posted in News & Media by Dr. Sarah Layton on February 2, 2009.

Dr. Sarah Layton presents Blue Ocean Strategy in six countries

Qualified Blue Ocean Strategist Dr. Sarah Layton was invited to present two day workshops on Blue Ocean Strategy to executives in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and India. Comments from attendees include:

“It’s one of the most impressive seminars I’ve ever taken.”

“We had such a great time together with Dr. Sarah. I will take BOS back to my company and get started”

Two day sessions included case studies from known Blue Ocean Strategy companies such as Cirque du Soleil, Nintendo, Curves and SouthWest Airlines. Delegates were then able to select a company and industry in which to practice utilizing the Blue Ocean Strategy tools to create a Blue Ocean Strategy. This enabled them to gain confidence to return to their companies to begin their own Blue Ocean Strategy process.

Posted in News & Media by Dr. Sarah Layton on July 1, 2008.

Dr. Sarah Layton represents US at the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes

Dr. Sarah Layton, CEO and Managing Partner of Corporate Strategy Institute, Inc recently traveled to Dublin, Ireland, along with two other US delegates, to represent the Institute for Management Consultants – USA, at the congress held by the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes.  IMC-USA is the professional association for management consultants in the US, awarding the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) to those who successfully complete the qualification requirements and pledge to adhere to the Code of Ethics for the profession. Dr. Layton served on the national board of directors until June of this year.

Posted in News & Media by Dr. Sarah Layton on November 5, 2007.

Dr. Sarah Layton Qualified in Blue Ocean Strategy

Dr. Sarah Layton , managing partner of the strategic management consulting firm Corporate Strategy Institute (, has been qualified by the Blue Ocean Strategy Initiative Centre, London, in Blue Ocean Strategy concepts, tools and frameworks.  Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant, written by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne was named the best business book of 2005 and has won many awards for its authors.  Dr. Layton was invited to participate in the qualification process by the Blue Ocean Strategy Initiative Centre – London, after reviewing their book in Consulting to Management Magazine.  Dr. Layton was then invited to meet with Kim and Mauborgne in Fontainebleau, France, which she did late 2006.

Posted in News & Media by Dr. Sarah Layton on March 12, 2007.