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Thrive during These Turbulent Times – Stand out in a Crowd

In today's economic and business environment, most people/ businesses are doing their best to survive; however, this approach is not a recipe for success. Instead, it is critical to aim to thrive. Only the best businesses and people will thrive during the current turbulent times, so if your goal [...]

2020-10-06T20:51:56+00:00April 28, 2013|Categories: Strategy|

Merger & Acquisition: Integration Key to Success

In the recent past, there was an abundance of mergers and acquisitions occurring, and although there has been a temporary slowdown in today's environment with the freeze of the credit markets and the squeeze on cash, significant opportunities will arise with the emergence of rock bottom prices. So, to [...]

2020-10-06T20:52:19+00:00April 28, 2013|Categories: Strategy|

THRIVE in 2010’s “New Normal” Business Environment

Not only do I continue to see more evidence of the "new normal" business environment discussed in last month's issue but, in my discussions with clients and service providers, it's apparent that embracing and understanding how to thrive in the new normal is critical to success. As a reminder, [...]

2020-10-06T21:02:58+00:00April 27, 2013|Categories: Strategy|

Success with Cross-Functional Integration

Excellent leadership is required for successful supply-chain management and integration. In the last few years, every consulting project has included an aspect of cross-functional, cross-company, or cross-border integration. Thus, what could be more important than figuring out how to integrate (businesses, projects, etc) successfully? It is an opportunity to [...]

2010’s New Normal Volatility – What to do?

2010's "new normal" is volatility. Who ever thought we'd get used to commonplace bank failures? How about the Dow rising or falling by hundreds of points in a day? Oil gushing into the Gulf? Toyota quality issues? Never! Get used to erratic change as it is the "new normal". [...]

2020-10-06T20:52:54+00:00April 27, 2013|Categories: Strategy|

The Aftermath of a Layoff

Unfortunately, there have been countless layoffs during the recession - and some recent announcements by companies such as American Express and Abbott. Your company will not leverage the recovery if you haven't thought about 'what next' for the survivors: It's all about people. Do the survivors know they are [...]

2020-10-06T20:40:10+00:00April 27, 2013|Categories: Change Management, Strategy|

Success in the New Normal Recovery

As the stock market just topped 12,000, it is apparent we are in a recovery. Yet it is far from a traditional recovery - jobless with limited growth. In fact, to most everyday people, it doesn't feel like a recovery. As I've talked with clients and business contacts and [...]

2020-10-06T20:40:25+00:00April 27, 2013|Categories: Change Management, Strategy|Tags: , , |
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