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5 Keys to Successful Culture Integration in a Merger

  5 Keys to Successful Culture Integration Post-Merger Mergers are one of the most effective strategies for growth when done well. Why then, do 70-90% of mergers disappoint in comparison to expected financial results?  Culture integration in mergers should be better than the odds for two people getting married!? This 2011 HBR article on the new M&A Playbook analyzes…
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Fueling Culture Change: The Power of Micro-Cultures

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead Most of the talk of culture is how the CEO of a company sets the tone and carries it out consistently through common values, behaviors, and decisions that cascade from the…
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5 Signs of an Imitator Company Culture

Is Your Company Culture an Imitator or the Real Deal? Culture is the latest must-have business strategy. Today, most leaders know that building a “Great Culture” (based on stories told by Facebook or Google or Zappos) is on par with a great product. You gotta have one to succeed.  Especially in the tech industry –…
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Cultural Agility: Small is The New Big

Cultural Agility: Small is The New Big “Can you move fast enough? Can you avoid bureaucracy while you grow?” I posed these two questions in a dialogue with company leaders seeking to grow rapidly through mergers ... and who wanted to remain culturally agile. It led to an important dialogue about how to protect and preserve…
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Simplify …

Culture Made Simple: Getting Back to Basics If you are culture building ... the work of being agile and ensuring smart, talented people want to work for you... there are a lot of things you CAN do. Yet only a few principles that really matter. (I am teaching about them in my NEW online Culture Builder Academy starting February…
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The One Thing Killing Your Growth

The One Thing Killing Your Growth Everyone wants a learning culture - to stimulate innovation, creativity, and growth. In 20 years of training and coaching leaders on people strategies that foster performance, buy-in to change, highly engaged team cultures …. I have learned what kills growth (in a person, a team, or an organization) centers…
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Free Culture Toolkit

Building a highly engaged workplace? Leading growth or change? Your Free Culture Toolkit details 4 stages to cutting confusion and building loyalty.