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Mergers Aren’t Spackle: How to achieve greater alignment and success through M&As

Organizations will never achieve their growth strategy if their culture is fractured. Many companies are embracing mergers and acquisitions as their primary means of growth. Yet when they treat a merger like spackle – i.e., as a means to smooth over the cracks in their own business foundation – they set themselves up for failure. In my conversation with Sonnie Linebarger on her “Evoke Greatness” podcast, we review the data on why so many mergers destroy rather than create value, why so many executive leaders fail, and how organizations can strengthen their alignment, their culture, and their overall performance to achieve sustainable success.

In this interview, you’ll learn:

  • The 3 pillars of business growth - and the sweet spot that unites them

  • Why 50% of leaders fail within their first 18 months

  • The biggest disconnect between new leaders and the organizations promoting them

  • Why delayed talent decisions damage your business - and why you're doing it more often anyway

  • Why you need to stop treating talent like an expense

  • How to align leaders after a merger

  • What a janitor can teach us about having a personal connection to your organization's mission

“The cultures that build a working environment and an organizational community that reinforces itself are the ones that grow exponentially.”

Are YOU ready to grow your business exponentially?


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