Are you happy? Ask yourself right here/right now are you truly happy? It seems the world right now is not a very happy place. With a health pandemic raging on, long overdue protests taking place, and a world economy on the verge of collapsing the news headlines don’t share a lot to be happy about. … [Read more...] about Is Happiness a Requirement for Success?
'We went from talking about sales acceleration and strategic plans to working in survival mode!’ Sam Palazzolo I’ve been counseling businesses from the Fortune 500 to small businesses as a strategic partner for more than two decades. Believe me… I’ve seen my fair share of ups and downs! … [Read more...] about Q&A with Tip of the Spear Ventures’ Sam Palazzolo
The Point: These are truly turbulent times in business for leadership. Make the right moves, and you’ll be a hero! Make the wrong or no moves, and you’ll be far from a hero!! I’ve seen a lot of negative-speak lately as COVID-19 takes an enhanced grip on the globe. Recognizing that it’s awfully … [Read more...] about How to Embrace the Power of ‘Yes’ in Business Turbulent Times
The Point: For a successful mergers and acquisitions event to take place, there typically is an avalanche of financial figure reviews/due diligence (actual, forecast, and delta explanations from both buy-side and sell-side). But we asked ourselves here at Tip of the Spear Ventures, is there more to … [Read more...] about Mergers and Acquisitions: Avoiding Culture Clash – 3 Tips!
The Point: We’ve all had those heated moments of leadership where using swear words seems like an appropriate choice. Call it lazy, call it a limited vocabulary, call it an attempt to add “humor” or levity to a situation, hey you can even call it getting your “street cred” in certain situations! But … [Read more...] about The Leadership Challenge: Swearing – 1 Tip!
The Point: A standout amongst the most difficult decision an organization can face is whether to expand/diversify - rewards and dangers can be exceptional. There have been examples of success stories, and more similarly, numerous stories of infamous and exorbitant failures. What makes expansion such … [Read more...] about Mergers & Acquisitions – Six Diversification Questions
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 & … [Read more...] about The Importance of a Mergers & Acquisitions Strategic Plan – 3 Tips!
The Point: Recent research by Harvard Business Review reported that the rate of failure in most mergers and acquisitions is around 70% to 90%. So what made this possible? This is simple anyway – a company that focus mostly on what to get from an acquisition is less likely to succeed than a company … [Read more...] about The Leadership Challenge: Will Your M&A be a Success or Failure? 3 Tips!