Mergers & Acquisition Disruption for Exponential Growth: How Amazon’s Purchase of Whole Foods Upended Retailer’s Strategic Plan – 2 Tips!

The Point: When Amazon announced that they were buying Whole Foods for close to $14 billion, the stock price of Amazon rose to 2.4%. This stock price lift was reported by the news to add roughly $11 billion to Amazon’s market capitalization. At this same period, the stock price of Sprouts decreased by 6.3%, Kroger dropped by 9.2% and Super Value … [Read more...]

The Leadership Challenge: Recruiting Top Talent – 4 Tips!

The Point: At Tip of the Spear we know that the best strategic plans and the best processes often come-up far short of potential. Why? Regardless of the strategic plan or the processes in place in the corporate workplace today, if you don’t have the talent to execute both with precision, you’ll fail – And it all begins/ends with how you go about … [Read more...]

The Importance of a Mergers & Acquisitions Strategic Plan – 3 Tips!

The Point: The thought of acquiring another company can be a very seductive strategic plan when CEOs wish to improve corporate performance and overall growth. Companies spend a huge amount of money every year on acquisitions - yet studies have confirmed that the rate of failure among mergers & acquisitions is at an all time high (peak!). What … [Read more...]

The Leadership Challenge: Acceptance – 3 Tips!

The Point: No matter how much you’ve tried for a successful outcome (Diagnosed the problem from multiple perspectives, researched potential solutions, spent thousands of dollars, etc.), sometimes you simply have to accept that failure is an option. In this post, we’ll explore the leadership challenge of acceptance and provide 3 tips to help you … [Read more...]

Leadership Challenge – Is It Possible to Emerge From the Darkest Hell Healed and Restored?

We recently participated in a leadership roundtable discussion.  The focus was on the many leadership challenge moments that leaders face running their organizations.  Whether the leader is in charge of a startup, with its many ups/downs associated with daily (sometimes hourly) survival or the leadership challenge of running an existing … [Read more...]