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!
The Point: Every year-end it’s the same old same old… A bevy of the year’s “Top” lists (Top 10 Goals of Successful Leaders), a slew of New Year’s Resolutions (ones that you’ll never keep, or keep for the first 4-weeks of the new year), and a bunch of “Year in Review” stories about what went … [Read more...] about The Leadership Challenge: BOLD versus SAFE – 4 Tips!
The Point: If you’re a leader undoubtedly you’ve come to the decision tree in the process map of leadership several times… Decide correctly and fame/fortune await you, but decide incorrectly and failure awaits. In this post, we’ll examine the leadership challenge of poor decisions and provide 5 tips … [Read more...] about The Leadership Challenge: Poor Decisions – 5 Tips!
The Point: At the heart of change is inspiration. In other words, if you want those that follow you to heed the new direction set as a result of change, then they had better be inspired to do so. Inspiration in this sense is what occurs when someone is sparked to bring a new idea into being upon … [Read more...] about The Leadership Challenge: Charisma – 1 Tip!