Our second guest post in our “Lessons in Leadership” series includes helpful tips about what to do and what not to do when communicating during a corporate merger or acquisition from Alena DeLosReyes. Alena is a human resources executive who was actively involved as a key leader in the transition process of a recent acquisition.
The driving force behind successful mergers is being able to rely heavily on the leaders to be effective change agents where the rubber meets the road. As a key leader in the integration of two companies, I learned a great deal about what to do—and, more importantly, what not to do—to merge successfully.
Happiness at work has a huge impact on productivity, creativity, and loyalty. It seems like a no brainer that people aren’t going to be on top of their game if they’re stressed. Yet many work environments put a lot of demands on employees without putting a lot of effort into figuring out how they can effectively meet these demands. As I’ve mentioned before in what do employees really want, it’s not as hard as you might think. Continue reading
Part of what makes a leader effective is asking good questions to help empower your employees. When your employees succeed, everyone benefits. You’re more likely to achieve the results you want. And everyone’s happy.
So I challenge you to ask yourself, are you asking good questions and listening closely to the answers you get? Continue reading
It’s not that complicated, really. I am currently working on a wonderful project with one of my clients that has elicited some practical, practicable feedback I think resonates for every company and leader. So I thought I would share some of the key themes we uncovered with you, as I think you can benefit from them, too. The value of this won’t show up on a balance sheet. But it is very effective preventive medicine that can address situations before they get to a crisis stage and become more costly to fix. Continue reading