So You Want to Drive Greater Retention after Your M&A? Then Think Leadership Capability!

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Towers Watson recently published their 2014 Global M&A Retention Survey report.  In the report there is a wealth of data including some really interesting pieces like the following… Just over one-half of retention budgets are 2% or less of the total purchase price of the acquired company, and these costs are largely borne by the… Read more »

Potentious…The Future of M&A Consulting is Now

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Potentious - Discover the link between leadership and successful merger growth

Greetings… Today is a big day!  Today is the day that I change how leadership is discussed, managed and leveraged for successful M&As.  Why? Buckminster Fuller stated it the best: “You never change things by fighting the existing reality.  To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” So that is what I do today… Read more »

Why Consultants Don’t Talk About Leadership in Mergers & Acquisitions

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Talking About Leadership in Mergers & Acquisitions So you might have engaged with a consultant or M&A advisory firm recently.  They will most likely have talked to you about all the things that their organization can do to help you achieve a successful M&A to include a cultural assessment, a tried and true integration process,… Read more »

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

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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 »

Mergers & Acquisitions Failures are Collective Leadership Capability Failures

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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 »