GE CEO Jack Welch once said, “Insecure managers create complexity.” In today’s crazy-busy world, how much additional complexity are you piling onto your employees and clients? Model simplicity, confidence, and security. Speak simply and carry a big message.
In the past 31 years of my career, I have deliberately avoided broadcasting and grandstanding when it came to social and political moments.
Now it’s different. America is burning, both figuratively and literally. Curfews are standard practice. The origin of “curfew” comes from the French word “couvre-feu.” This literally means cover fire.
And as a thought leader, adviser, coach, and the founder of several diverse professional communities, I can no longer cover the fire with politeness and positive thinking.
As marketing leaders, you know that a strong company culture cultivates a workforce of powerful brand advocates who enhance marketing efforts. What can marketing do to navigate the culture war that ensues in the face of increased M&A activity? Here are three rules of thumb to consider as you evaluate an M&A deal on the horizon, and when you are in the throes of a post-deal journey.