Every private equity firm runs into cultural resistance when they enter a new acquisition and attempt to engage with its leadership team. Not coincidentally, even mature, established organizations meet cultural resistance when they don’t pay attention to the warning signs. How can executive leaders create more aligned teams and cultures, so they have a real chance at achieving their growth strategies? In my conversation with Jessica Fiesta George on her “Jess Get Hired” podcast, we tackle the biggest challenges, changes and trends impacting organizational growth, and how you can be better prepared to address them.
In this interview, you’ll learn:
Common challenges investors face when acquiring new businesses... and how to address them
What you need to do BEFORE changing your payroll system
The key role HR needs to play to make a more strategic contribution in organizational growth
Effective strategies to facilitate communication and collaboration in leadership teams
How to sustain the alignment of leadership teams over time, even as the organization faces changes or challenges
The biggest trends in aligning leadership teams, and how organizations can prepare for them
“If the leaders do not trust each other to share not just what they need, but where they are struggling, it doesn't matter how talented they are, or how well stocked the pond of talent is. They will not achieve their five-year outcomes.”
Motivate your people to stop digging in their heels and start leaning in to your growth strategy.