How CSOP helps the human dynamics of the post-merger integrationThree primary risks to the newly merged company, its investors, shareholders, suppliers, and customers include:Risk of harming the company’s reputationRisk of losing market shareRisk to the visibility of the companyAccording to many studies, between 70 and 90 percent of acquisitions fail. ...

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Mistakes PE firms make after the deal closes (with matrix)

Imagine working with a sibling you don’t like, can’t get along with, or who’s a bully. It happens a lot. With the great resignation, individuals are recalibrating their lives and their work. At Westgate, we help those individuals leave the family business with grace and with their reputations intact. When ...

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Surviving the Great Resignation 2022

Get the most out of your CEO experience with our new checklist.Managing up with your new boardFor the first time in your career, if you’re a first-time CEO, you don’t have a single boss. Your new boss is the collective board of directors. Navigating the relationship with the board can ...

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Stakeholder capitalism, the new CEO, and the board of directors

In short, employee engagement aims to align the organization’s mission statement, culture, and values to align with employee values so your company can turn a profit. Most importantly, executive engagement should aim to align the executive team and their values with the corporation and theirs.One study conducted in the summer ...

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Why Wall Street cares about employee turnover

To prepare for this article, I spoke with several clients and executive job seekers who are currently being barraged with calls from executive recruiters. What I’m learning is discouraging because many recruiters are misrepresenting their corporate client opportunities with vague inquiries and bait-and-switch routines. Many of my colleagues and good ...

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When to respond to a recruiter

There has been an uptick in people voluntarily resigning from their current job. Due to many stressors, a lot of which are provoked by the pandemic, individuals are fed up with their lack of happiness at work. Now, more than ever, it’s important to choose your options wisely.The grip of ...

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How to decide between two job offers—(with download)