All Press Releases for February 17, 2010

MT Business Technologies Partners with Metcalf & Associates on Leadership and Company Transformation

MTBT Legacy Continues with 3rd Generation Family Owner - Ensuring Continued Growth

    COLUMBUS, OH, February 17, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Columbus-based management consulting firm, Metcalf & Associates, and MT Business Technologies (MTBT) have been working together to implement generational change, while simultaneously transforming their leadership and the business itself. Significant progress is being made within MTBT from leadership effectiveness to improved business processes and a new subsidiary launch.

Metcalf notes that successful generational change within a business depends on several factors:
• Leader's willingness and ability to change himself as well as his organization;
• Leader's commitment of time and resources over an extended period of time;
• Leader's patience and open mindedness in confronting long held beliefs about how the business should run; and
• Leader's courage to stand behind challenging decisions.

With these factors in mind, Metcalf and MTBT CEO, Carl Fernyak, are working together to transform the firm to better compete in their current document imaging industry, as well as launch a new managed technology services subsidiary. The program uses well-researched tools and methods- starting with the assessment process using the Mature Adult Profile (MAP), created by Susann Cook Greuter, and the 360 degree assessment of leadership behaviors, using The Leadership Circle Profile (TLCP). The assessment results helped identify where Fernyak could make the biggest impact with his change efforts.

"I wanted to share my experience of generational change for the family business, including the challenges involved and how we are overcoming them--in the hopes of helping family-owned businesses in their succession process," explained Fernyak.

Successes thus far include developing and implementing significantly more rigorous business processes, and ensuring the future of the company through succession planning.

"One of my greatest challenges was trying to lead an organization that had not accepted that I was now in charge," Fernyak said. "Because my father still works at the company, people naturally gravitate toward him."

Metcalf, along with Fernyak, produced an article to contribute to the literature of applied integral theory and family business transitions, while sharing what they learned working together. Together, they have identified theories for success in generational change and hope that others can learn from their experience.

"The changes were focused on both leadership development and organizational transformation," Metcalf said. "Fernyak understood that he needed to enhance his skills to enable him to succeed his father in running the company. He also had to transform the successful company to meet the needs of the next generation of clients."

To read the full article about Metcalf and Fernyak's experiences with family business transition, visit

About Metcalf & Associates
Metcalf & Associates is a management consulting firm grounded in the principle of service and committed to its clients' satisfaction, increased business success, and growth in personal and organizational-wide competence. They partner with, identify opportunities, help resolve current problems, diagnose and address causes, and build organizational capacity. The Metcalf team has a proven track record in leadership development and business consulting, many having served Fortune 500 companies and Public Sector institutions as employees of the world's market leading consulting firms. Our lead consultants test at or close to Level 5, which puts them in the top 5% of leaders. For more information visit

About MT Business Technologies
MT Business Technologies prides itself on being an innovative company with an exceptional ability to understand the business needs of our clients. Celebrating 92 years in business, MT Business Technologies Inc. is a privately held third generation Ohio company, employing over 300 people. One hundred percent (100%) of our ownership and management team are living and raising their families in Central and Northern Ohio. All tax revenue from our business stays in Ohio, as does all "corporate profits." For more information visit

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