Carestream is a worldwide provider of medical imaging systems; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing;
and precision contract coating services for a wide range of industrial, medical, electronic and other applications—all
backed by a global service and support network. Carestream has engaged with Bluepoint in a multi-year project to
support both emerging and senior leaders in their organization.
Neil Bryant, Carestream’s VP of Leadership and Sales Development for the Americas, discussed his company’s
evaluation of Bluepoint and why they were selected as a Leadership Development partner.
The company came upon indicators that told them they needed a leadership partner. They recently restructured
their global organization to create regional companies, and new leadership determined new priorities.
Bryant said Carestream decided that announcing, creating, and executing a leadership development program would not only prepare them for forthcoming business needs, but also send a clear message to the workforce that they wanted to invest in their people.
According to Bryant, there were three immediate points of traction Carestream found when investigating whether Bluepoint would be the right partner:
One was the caliber, quality, and responsive nature of their client service team. They felt that were being treated with very personal attention as opposed to being a sales prospect, and that chemistry was very attractive to them.
The second was that Bluepoint seemed to share their perspective on leadership development at the conceptual level. Their program design supported the notion that development should come from inspiring, teaching, and coaching leaders to become the best versions of themselves.
The final factor that energized Carestream was that Bluepoint understood how to tether together multiple development pathways to form an integrated year-long program. The blending of self-awareness, professional coaching, structured learning events, a cohort project, and micro eLearning support systems provides a comprehensive developmental experience for their leaders.
Overall, the leadership development program that Bluepoint designed was so well received that participants experienced a strong renewed energy and enthusiasm around leadership, innovation, and collaboration. This has included 57% of program participants either assuming greater responsibility or being promoted within the company within 15 months of completion. Additionally, all program participants continue to be high caliber professionals and have remained with Carestream (100% retention). Excitingly, when the program became available for the second year, interest was so strong that application far exceeded the program slots!
Carestream selected Bluepoint from among nine players in the leadership development space, and most of those organizations are household names within this industry.
“We selected [Bluepoint] for the same reasons that I recommend them…”
• they have a personalized approach
• they have expertise in both their personnel and content
• their core leadership development lens begins at the
individual leader level as opposed to a pre-defined output