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Baseball & Boardrooms: What The St. Louis Cardinals Can Teach Us About Business Strategy

 

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Finishing Up An M&A Integration? It May Be Time For A Strategy Reset.

A good friend of mine and his wife recently went through some major life changes. They had twin baby boys, adopted a second rescue dog and both started new jobs -- all of this in a roughly 5 month...

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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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Are You Planning Acquisitions in 2019? Define Your Integration Philosophy Now To Maximize Post-M&A Performance.

“Running a football franchise is not unlike running any other business. You start first with a structural format and basic philosophy and then find the people who can implement it.”

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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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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 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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Executing A Merger or Other Major Initiative? Get Results Through Execution-Focused Program Management (Not Project Administration)

How many of your strategic initiatives achieve the results envisioned? If you are like many organizations, the vast majority of initiatives fail to get results, meet budget expectations or come in...

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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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