Posted by & filed under leadership, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), talent management.

Mergers & Acquisitions Continue to Grow in 2014 2014 continues to be a big year for mergers & acquisitions in the U.S.  Collectively in the first half of 2014, deal volume has been $908B only topped by deal volume of $961.8B in 2007 pre-financial crisis.  Companies have been very active taking advantage of large stockpiles… Read more »

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Leadership makes organizations thrive.  That statement to the casual observer makes an immense amount of sense.  Companies that are able to distinguish themselves from competition because of solutions, services or talent are typically able to do this because of superior leadership.  The most senior leadership in companies understands the importance of quality leadership within their… Read more »

Posted by & filed under business strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), talent management.

Many companies have a strategy to effect long-term growth and thereby increasing shareholder value.  A prominent component of these growth strategies are not only he organic component of what new internal products and services that a company will offer to current and potential customers, but also the inorganic growth strategies provided by M&A.  This component… Read more »

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Recently Deloitte published its Human Capital Trends 2013 report. In the report there are a number of interesting pieces, which I highly recommend you look at, but I was driven to one in particular titled “Leadership.Next: Debunking the superhero myth.” This informative piece discusses what has historically been the focus of leadership development programs…building the… Read more »

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If you are like most people in the learning and talent management space…you may have experienced this situation. You are in an organization with a Corporate (Corp) learning and talent management group, probably responsible for cross-corporate initiatives and a number of Business Unit (BU) learning and talent management groups, probably responsible for being responsive to… Read more »

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Two recent articles piqued my curiosity this past week. One was UNC Keenan-Flagler’s ideas@work webizine Volume 5 and one article in particular titled “Developing Leaders in a VUCA Environment.” The second was a research report from Saba titled “Carpe Diem: Seizing the Opportunity to Build an Agile Organization.” The UNC Keenan-Flagler piece discussed research from… Read more »

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I came across a very interesting blog written by Boris Groysberg and Deborah Bell on HBR. It was titled “Talent Management: Boards Give Their Companies an ‘F’”…The basis of the piece by Groysberg and Bell was a study conducted in partnership with WomenCorporateDirectors and Heidrick & Struggles to survey over a 1000 board members across… Read more »