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043: Why Employees Resist to Change and How to Turn them into Advocates

Change doesn’t happen if you don’t understand first why people resist. I’ve seen too many great change initiatives fail just because leaders struggle to understand the causes of resistance and its effect on the implementation. They often underestimate its impact until they realize it when it’s too late. The good news is that resistance can […]

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Why employees resist to change and how to turn them into advocates

Change doesn’t happen if you don’t understand first why people resist change.  Yet, many great change initiatives fail because leaders struggle to understand the causes of internal resistance and its impact on implementation.  Here’s the good news. Resistance can be dealt with if you know what causes it. Why resistance is just a step in

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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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How to drive innovation through corporate venture funds

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While many corporate venture funds may appear to generate middling returns, often they can generate huge internal value within an organisation. The key is to determine what you want to achieve with a venture fund, and then take the time to thoroughly set and communicate the strategy with your people. If you provide crystal clarity

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019: How to Drive Innovation through Corporate Venture Funds with Andreas Berger

In the world of Venture Capital, most of the media coverage is given to the high-risk/reward world of Digital and Technology Start-ups. However, over the past ten years, Corporate Venture Capital Funds have been steadily growing and achieving successful results for more traditional organisations. My guest today is Dr. Andreas Berger. Dr. Berger is presently

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