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When Companies Collide: Maximizing Acquisitions

What happens when a $94 billion company acquires a $26 billion company¹? We don’t know the punch line to that question yet, but we do know that Microsoft has made news recently for acquiring LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. To date, that is Microsoft’s biggest purchase, dwarfing the $8.5 billion they paid for Skype. We know that Microsoft doesn’t have a perfect track record with acquisitions, writing down $7.6 billion in 2015 on Nokia, which [...]

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Poor Leadership Comes with a Price Tag

We all know poor leadership when we see it. Virtually anyone who has held a job for any significant length of time has a story about the impact of a bad boss. Whether it’s inconsistent or surprising feedback, poor communication, unpredictable behavior, self-centered actions, lack of direction or guidance, or avoiding difficult situations, many have weathered the storm and learned lessons about what to avoid as a leader. However, not everyone weathers the storm; [...]

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Mindfulness Beyond Meditation

I was recently at a great conference on mindfulness in the business environment, and a lot of good things were said about the necessity for business leaders to be more mindful in the workplace and to encourage their teams along the same lines. One thing that struck me, however, was the narrow view of mindfulness that many of the attendees and, indeed, the speakers had. The common refrain went something like this: “I regularly [...]

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What the World’s Greatest Athletes Can Teach Us

What do Hank Haney, Miller Huggins, Phil Jackson, and Bill Walsh all have in common? All of them had the opportunity to coach athletes who many believe to be the best of all time in their respective sports. Hank Haney coached Tiger Woods during his most successful years. Miller Huggins was Babe Ruth’s manager for the first decade of his career with the Yankees. Phil Jackson (Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant) and Bill Walsh [...]

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