Up to 90% of all M&As fail… or at least fall short. But when done right, they are a game-changer for organizations looking for transformational growth. What can executive leaders do to ensure greater M&A success? In my conversation with Jonathan Goldhill on his “Disruptive Successor” podcast, we discuss the perils and triumphs of M&As, the pivotal role that culture plays in driving success, and how leaders can engage their people more fully to help scale their business.
In this interview, you’ll learn:
Why so many M&As fail – and how businesses can increase their likelihood of success
The two essential elements of M&A integration success
How to evaluate the cultural health of your M&A target
Why radical honesty is the key to growth
How early in the M&A process you MUST involve your people
What happens when M&A integrations go well... and when they don't
How family-owned businesses can thrive through leadership transitions
“If you don't involve your people early, align them with your vision for the future, and help them make connections between what they individually do and why that matters, you're going to lose them.”
Want to learn how to boost your M&A success rate?