Reasons Why Acquisitions Fail – 3. Flawed Deal Management

Reasons Why Acquisitions Fail – 3. Flawed Deal Management

In my posting on 17 March 2013 I said that I would review and comment on Denzil Rankine’s 20 reasons why Acquisitions Fail Rankine says that the reasons for failure fall sequentially into the five phases of an acquisition: Flawed Business Logic Flawed Understanding of the New Business Flawed Deal Management Flawed Integration Management Flawed […]

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Reasons Why Acquisitions Fail – 2. Flawed Understanding of the Business

Reasons Why Acquisitions Fail – 2. Flawed Understanding of the Business

In my posting on 17 March 2013 I said that I would review and comment on Denzil Rankine’s 20 reasons why Acquisitions Fail Rankine says that the reasons for failure fall sequentially into the five phases of an acquisition: Flawed Business Logic Flawed Understanding of the New Business Flawed Deal Management Flawed Integration Management Flawed […]

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Reasons Why Acquisitions Fail – 1. Flawed Business Logic

Reasons Why Acquisitions Fail – 1. Flawed Business Logic

In my posting on 17 March 2013 I said that I would review and comment on Denzil Rankine’s  – 20 reasons why Acquisitions Fail Rankine says that the reasons for failure fall sequentially into the five phases of an acquisition: Flawed Business Logic Flawed Understanding of the New Business Flawed Deal Management Flawed Integration Management Flawed […]

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Leading and Acquiring – Uncomfortable Bedfellows?

Leading and Acquiring – Uncomfortable Bedfellows?

What makes an acquisition successful? The standard definition is that the desired outcomes around financials, commercials and strategic objectives set at the time of buying are all achieved and the acquisition is fully and seamlessly integrated into the acquiring firm. If you are leading either team (buyer or seller) the chances of failure are high […]

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New start, new organisation.

New start, new organisation.

Since I parted company with my old firm I have focused on challenging my thinking and approach in a number of areas. I don’t want to fall in to the same old traps that provided the road blocks to growing the old firm in the way I knew was possible. My first challenge was to […]

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Remember When?

Remember When?

Do you remember how you felt when you were preparing to start your first day at your current firm? Were you excited? Were you apprehensive? Were you even a little bit concerned that you might have bitten off more than you can chew? Can you remember back to what it was like the night before […]

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Time to restart my Blogging?

Time to restart my Blogging?

I am sure that you will have noticed that I suddenly stopped my regular blog last May and haven’t blogged since. It wasn’t my choice to do so and it is a complicated story but needless to say, I have been itching to restart blogging, and the time has now arrived! Since I last wrote […]

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6 ways to ensure your performance management hits the spot

6 ways to ensure your performance management hits the spot

We all want to ensure we get the most out of the talented individuals we have in our organisations, yet for many of us this aim remains an elusive one.  Do you employ intrinsic or extrinsic motivation?  What about performance related pay vs hourly pay? There is research to support each approach, but the Institute […]

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Ten Truths about Leadership

Ten Truths about Leadership

Kouzes and Posner have compiled more than one million responses to their leadership assessment survey.  Their book “The Truth about Leadership” explores the fundamental, enduring truths of leadership that hold constant regardless of context or circumstance. The ten truths they espouse are: You Make a Difference. When you believe you can make a difference, you […]

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What is your leadership style?

What is your leadership style?

Hersey and Blanchard’s four leadership styles

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