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Beyond The Deal: The General Counsel's Role(s) In M&A Integration

The ink on the deal may be dry and outside counsel may be celebrating with steak and champagne, but for the General Counsel and team, the integration work has just begun. The notion that a...

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Can Too Much Teamwork on Strategy Create a Monster?

On occasion my family will embark on a family-pizza-night adventure. It's quite the team-building exercise since most of the places we frequent serve pizza sized to feed the entire family rather...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Don't Settle For Another Failed OffSite Strategy Meeting

Imagine you’re attending an offsite strategy meeting. You’re prepared. You’re fired up. You’re eager to engage. But ten minutes into the meeting, you’re checking your email – and so are most of...

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