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Three drivers to make M&A integration successful

Too many M&As fail due to poor integration.  And this is not something new. Back in 2011, Harvard Business Review published some staggering data that showed 70% of mergers failed to deliver value. Almost 10 years later, another survey from PwC shows that the failure rate is still the same.  Let’s put these numbers into …

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049: Three Drivers to Make M&A Integration Successful with Branka Dessens

49,600 M&A deals failed last year.  Here’s the logic: According to Pwc, we hit a new record of M&A deals globally in 2021: 62,000. But according to many experts, the average failure rate is 80%.  If this is true, it’s too easy to fail. But it’s never about strategy, commercial, or finance alone. It’s also …

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The biggest M&A integration mistakes (and how to avoid them)

2021 has been an extraordinary year for M&As. According to PwC, we have seen more than 62,000 deals, which is 24% more than in 2020. And we expect the same growth in 2022. But as the failure rate of M&A deals is still pretty high, leaders should pay more attention to their integration processes. I …

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036: The Biggest M&A Integration Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

The biggest mistake leaders do when they merge is hardly strategy or financials. It’s underestimating the people’s side of the transaction.  New teams don’t often work well together if they feel there is a cultural misalignment between the two organizations. As a result, they can’t get rid of their past. In today’s podcast, I share …

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Why Accountability is the Secret of Great Leaders

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When leaders are truly accountable, they set the tone of an organization, and they inspire others to do the same. Many of us have personally experienced the difference that just one good (or bad!) leader can make; to a company and, indeed, to our careers. During my recent podcast episode # 17 of the World …

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017: Why Accountability is the Secret of Great Leaders with Dr. Vince Molinaro

In our professional careers, most of us will encounter varying qualities of leadership. What makes the difference between a great leader and a mediocre leader? If we’re lucky, we will have the experience of working with an exemplary leader who embodies accountability throughout their role in an organization. My guest today is Dr. Vince Molinaro, …

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