In this short webinar BrandFoundations and John Pancoast from Acquisition Solutions explore the role that culture plays at every stage of the M&A process, review two powerful tools that can be used to “de-risk” cultural integrations, and show how they could be applied to the ongoing Amazon-Whole Foods integration.
It seemed – at least at first blush – that air carrier Delta was taking a purpose-based stand, and that its purpose (or North Star) dictated that the company come down firmly on the opposite side of the NRA on this particular issue.
Cue the applause track for a corporation brave enough to stand on its morals, knowing full well that it’s going to take some incoming flack for doing so.
Liberty Skis has pulled off one of the rarest branding achievements: creating a cult brand with universal appeal. In this interview with the Chairman and Co-Founder we learn the magic behind this incredible company and how its purposeful products, culture and brand are allowing it to take the ski industry by storm.
Acquisitions are a common growth strategy for many organizations today. But it’s a path strewn with nasty landmines: politics, distraction, talent drain, customer confusion and execution failures. Knowing where these landmines lay is the first step in reducing the M&A risk and ensuring your deal adds performance and value rather than destroying it. Here are five places where a misstep can spell disaster along the M&A path.
There may be no better “canary in the coal mine” to detect culture dysfunction than an organization’s employer brand. Why? Because employer review sites have become the first place employees go to vent or complain. Learn how to use your employer brand as an early warning system for culture issues and how to respond effectively.
In a letter to the CEOs of the world’s largest public companies, BlackRock founder and chief executive Laurence Fink threw down the gauntlet, informing the companies that profits alone will no longer be enough to merit the investment firm’s support: a company must “show how it makes a positive contribution to society.”
Technology has made working virtual easier than ever. But that's made building culture harder than ever too. If you are looking to build REAL culture in a VIRTUAL workforce then consider these 8 best practices which the authors have seen and used first-hand to build vibrant cultures in geographically dispersed teams.
How can brands that are so loved have Mission Statements that are so lame?! There is nothing more disappointing to an employee or customer. Here are five of the saddest examples and where we think they've missed the mark.
Mission, Vision & Values are dead and are likely to generate eye rolling. But Purpose, Way & Impact (PWI) can bring inspiration back to these critical, foundational messages. With our new DIY Workshop Kit anyone can lead their organization to a set of statements their customers and staff can believe in.
In today’s business environment – where everyone has a voice (social media), where Millennials shun traditional authority, and where creativity and entrepreneurial spirit are needed most – leaders should look back to their old college days for some new ideas on how to lead their organizations into tomorrow.