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 … [Read more...] about Mergers & Acquisition Disruption for Exponential Growth: How Amazon’s Purchase of Whole Foods Upended Retailer’s Strategic Plan – 2 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 … [Read more...] about The Leadership Challenge: Recruiting Top Talent – 4 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 & … [Read more...] about The Importance of a Mergers & Acquisitions Strategic Plan – 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 … [Read more...] about The Leadership Challenge: Acceptance – 3 Tips!
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 … [Read more...] about Leadership Challenge – Is It Possible to Emerge From the Darkest Hell Healed and Restored?