Potentious M&A Leadership Strengths Diagnostic

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M&A Leadership Strengths Diagnostic

M&A Leadership Strengths Diagnostic Potentious believes that for you to understand and leverage the M&A leadership insights we provide, you need a means to self-assess yourself to determine where you have strengths and gaps. This is why we want to provide you this short 10 question M&A Leadership Strengths Diagnostic. This diagnostic will provide you… Read more »

CFO’s Top Deal Risk Factors and Underlying Leadership Factor

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Deal risk factors

Finance executives shared their perspective recently in a joint research survey between the Financial Executives Research Foundation and Crowe Horwath LLP titled “Navigating the Risks of the Contemporary M&A Market.” In the survey research, financial executives shared their top 15 M&A deal risk factors. You can see the full list below. As you look at… Read more »

Yahoo and Tumblr Deal: Sales Integration Epic Fail Part 2

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Deal risk factors

In my last blog, I discussed the background of the Yahoo–Tumblr deal.and how it seemed to fall apart because of the failed sales integration. In today’s blog, I want to discuss the  leadership implications of the deal, and how Yahoo and Tumblr could have have changed the negative outcome by focusing on the foundational aspect of… Read more »

Busting Mergers and Acquisitions Leadership Myths to Hell

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mergers and acquisitions leadership myths exist

Myths as Facts When I was a boy, myths held a special place for me. Stories about Greek and Roman gods, like Hercules and Perseus (mye eefavorites), off on heroic quests fueled my imagination with stories of their leadership, heroism, and courage. Quite frankly,I believed these myths to be true. I wanted my heroes to be… Read more »

My 2016 New Year’s Resolution – Improving Process and Ignoring Leadership

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M&A leadership deal fails

Welcome to 2016 and all of the excitement it has in store for all of us! 2015 was a huge year for M&A and while time will tell what 2016’s M&A activity turns into, making a New Year’s resolution is always in order. Improving Process During my last human resources executive role, there was renewed… Read more »

Leadership Implications in Hostile Mergers and Acquisitions

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Rosy picture in 2017

Hostile takeover. Those two words send shudders through employees of companies on the end of these words. It creates an immediate level of distrust as the target management shuns the offer of the acquirer to either acquire or merge. 2015 has seen an increase in hostile takeovers. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) discussed the trend… Read more »

HR in Early has Impact on Mergers and Acquisitions Success

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Cass Business School’s M&A Research Centre released some interesting research in 2014 titled “Successful Dealmaking.”  Some highlights are caught in this article by HR Magazine “Define ‘Culture’ to avoid failure, warn M&A experts.”  The below video is a panel discussion that captures the research as well as insights from panel members. Some Key Observations 1…. Read more »

Mergers & Acquisitions are Major Change Events…Here Collective Leadership Capability Rules

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mergers & acquisitions are major change events

Mergers & Acquisitions are Major Change Events 2014 has continued to be a reawakening of the global M&A market.  With this activity is also the realization that the level of change these events bring to both the acquiring and target companies is ever present and and at times all consuming.  Even in normal change initiatives… Read more »