Labor forecasting is complex and, when done well, can drive profitability by allowing management teams to make better decisions faster. Ankura creates custom labor models to drive profitability through labor utilization. These models are left behind, allowing management teams to have a repeatable process as business conditions change. We know that a major reason for failure is not a lack of leadership skill, but a lack of useful information to make decisions. Great leaders need useful information so they can make better decisions faster. Effective labor models and profitability monitoring strategies can allow those with leadership skills to be effective.