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M&A Integration: Decision Making and Leader Lessons From The Dunes of Royal Birkdale

As this year’s Open Championship approaches, I couldn’t help but think back to the drama from one year ago. And, how many leadership lessons on decision making emanate from that event. As a Jordan Spieth fan, it was gut wrenching to watch his final round reaction after a wayward drive on the 13th hole at the historic Royal Birkdale Golf Club....

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Making It Stick: Technology Adoption During a Merger or Acquisition

“A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.”

                         - Horace Mann

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Have mergers and acquisitions left you with too much "stuff" in your corporate garage?

"...that's all you need in life, is a little place for your stuff, ya know?"

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In a new C-suite role? Your communications style sets tone and culture.

First Impressions Create Lasting Impressions

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After the Merger: Successfully Blending Corporate Cultures

When two companies merge, the primary focus is usually on how quickly the organization can blend and optimize operations and take advantage of sales and marketing synergies. And that’s great. But there’s another issue that requires just as much attention: Corporate Culture.

When companies are merging, differences in corporate culture become...

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Choosing an integration leader? Here's advice from past M&A execs.

When your company is about to embark on a major merger or acquisition effort, one of the first moves you make will be the assignment of an executive to oversee and drive the integration process. It's a critical, lynch-pin role and the success or failure of the entire integration can depend on getting the right person to lead the charge. Even...

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How One Company Hires for Cultural Fit

In our last blog post ⟨"What Theo & the Cubs Teach Us About Corporate Culture"⟩ we shared some thoughts on the importance of screening candidates for character-culture fit in the recruiting and talent selection process. As promised, here is on example of how an organization put culture-fit screening into practice.

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Putting the "Service" Back into Shared Services

Is your organization operating as effectively as possible to deliver for customers and create value for shareholders? Many of the enterprise clients we work with are structured in a matrix with certain functions organized centrally and chartered to support the business units that are providing products or services to customers. In most matrix...

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What Theo and the Cubs Can Teach Us About Corporate Culture

Watching the now World Champion Chicago Cubs make their run last fall was as exciting a time in sports as I can remember.  I've attended some thrilling games at Wrigley over the years, but nothing compared to the experience of getting to attend Game 5 of the World Series on a crisp Sunday evening at the end of October. A few days later in...

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In a Merger, Employees Don’t Fear Change. They Hate the Uncertainty.

We’d all like to be poised, confident, and self-assured. Too bad life gets in the way. Cancelled flights, unexpected traffic jams, weather emergencies, unwelcome health news, mergers and acquisitions… all situations that create uncertainty.

Some will say that people’s emotions run high in a situation like a corporate merger because of an innate...
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