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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...

Culture, Growth, and Talent: 8 Ways to Nurture Progress (Part 1 of 2)

 “It doesn’t matter if people agree with you or not; have a definite perspective, as it will be a starting place for an educated and informed conversation.”What seems like many moons ago, I had a mentor who gave me this...

4 Ways to be a March Madness Winner: No Brackets, No Dunking, No Kidding

 It’s estimated that the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament will cost American businesses nearly $2 billion in lost productivity during its 3-week run. Because I’m a generous person, I’m going to give a little bit of that back right now. Whether...

How Even the Bravest Warriors Can Be Completely Demoralized with Little Lies

 “You are almost there!” I said. “Just a bit further….you’ve got this!”At the time, I didn’t realize the impact of that little lie.I was serving as a race volunteer for a 10k run (a bit in excess of 6.2miles), and...

Why the Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear of False Controversy

 According to our news media, it seems that any topic or circumstance about which at least two people have different points of view is a CONTROVERSY!Unfortunately, framing legitimate questions and alternative points of view as controversial is having a chilling...

How to Turn Your Next Sad Breakup Into a Happy Celebration!

 One of the reasons I love teaching business strategy at a couple of local universities is because my class is the last stop before students graduate. There is something so fulfilling about knowing those students are about to begin a...

How to Drive a Dagger Through the Heart of the Ghost of Surveys Past

 There are just some things you shouldn’t attempt to do on your own.No matter how 'good' you think you might be. Let’s consider this… as a business owner; would you ever do the taxes for your business? How about handle...

5 Kickass Elements of a Kickoff Meeting That Are Too Awesome Not to Steal

 You’ve heard it a million times before: always make a good impression. Great advice, right? It’s time to do the same with your kickoff meetings. Start with a bang. Come out swinging. Now’s not the time to hold back. Anything...

“I’m Here So I Won’t Get Fined” – How to Fix the Most Common Hidden Metric Problem

 An old boss once told me that you get what you measure.At the time, I was a young and inexperienced manager. My boss was trying to teach me the criticality of establishing performance metrics, standards of accountability, and the importance...