Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Elephant in the Room

When Contradictions Create Paralysis and Destroy Effectiveness in the teams “We believe in teamwork” (while solo-flyers get promoted). “We empower our subsidiaries to serve clients as they see best” (while corporate imposes inflexible policies). “We take care of our people” … Continue reading

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M&A: Managing the ´soft stuff´

“Hostile takeover”, “culture clash”, “turf wars”, “us against them” – phrases commonly applied to M&A, often in retrospect to describe why expectations that rode high at the start failed to be delivered. These are telling words of conflict; it’s easy … Continue reading

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