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How One Man’s Cable Company Made Him Die 3 Months Too Soon

  When it comes to getting service of true quality, times are tough. One of the best gauges of how positive most service interactions are is asking people to recount a recent “remarkable” experience. They are – as likely as...
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Top 5 To-Do’s When Your Merger Press Release Hits The Wire

Co-Authored by: Sarah Le Roy In our last blog post, 90% of Mergers Fail Without These 5 Crucial Elements, we focused on the organization’s role in a merger. Today, we’re focusing on the individual’s role  - people absolutely can and...
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Want to Be a Better Leader? All You Have to Do is GIVE UP.

Fill in the blank: "The world needs more of __________." What do you think it needs? In my opinion, it's positive, successful leadership. And I'm not talking about the kind of leadership that requires the title or the salary. Anyone has...
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It’s Time to Shatter Your Lowered Expectations

For some of us, the above title triggers nostalgia to a late-night MADtv comedy skit from the '90s, but for others it will trigger that minor PTSD of getting excited about a new relationship, a new restaurant, a new job, only...

Post-Merger Integration: Grinding Gears vs. a Seamless Shift to High Performance

As leader during a merger or acquisition, your focus is creating value from the transaction. Unfortunately, despite the complexity of both completing the deal and navigating a post-merger integration (PMI)—and the real-world danger of not getting it right—research indicates that...

SHIFT Moms Know Best…

Co-Authored by: Misti Aaronson, Jessica Drew, Eliza Graham, Sarah Le Roy, Rita McDearman, Daley Navalkowsky, and Stephanie Ranno We are on a mission to SHIFT the work world to transform the real world.  Get us talking about our mission for long...
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90% of Mergers Fail Without These 5 Crucial Elements

Co-Authored by: Rachana Dixit 90%: That’s the failure rate for mergers and acquisitions, according to Harvard Business Review. So how can you ensure your newly merged organization is part of the other 10%? First let’s look at all work every...

Why You Will Fail to Have a Great Career

Watch this video to learn why you'll fail to have a great career (yes, you read that right). (more…)

How to Unlock the Door to Vulnerability

When was the last time you allowed yourself to truly be seen? I get it, it’s frightening. People of all ages, genders, cultures, and religions, struggle with vulnerability as it is often considered a sign of weakness.  However, many of...