Planning Your First Acquisition

Planning Your First Acquisition   My Facebook feed regularly shows ads from consultants and gurus on a range of topics. Last week, one came up saying “Acquiring companies is actually really easy”. I had a quick surge of dismissive rage having acquired several companies- some ending up very successful and some a dismal failure. My…

Appointing a CEO/GM/COO

Appointing a CEO/GM/COO As a business owner or major shareholder, appointing senior roles such as CEO, GM or COO is a big step. In the Adizes Lifecycle model, it marks the transition into the “Adolescence” phase. Just like in the human lifecycle, this phase is not without its challenges. In a large percentage of organisations…

Ten ways to undermine your company, or even kill it, if you try hard enough

What do you think – do leaders have more impact on the success orthe failure of their companies? I think they impact failure more. If a company is successful, then this is the result of the good work of many, including the leader. However,if it fails,this is often the result of the hardheadedness, failure to accept others’ opinions, and, in short, poor decision-making of the leader.

Converting Excuses Into Learning Experiences

By Zvezdan Horvat, Principal Associate

What do you think – do leaders have more impact on the success orthe failure of their companies? I think they impact failure more. If a company is successful, then this is the result of the good work of many, including the leader. However,if it fails,this is often the result of the hardheadedness, failure to accept others’ opinions, and, in short, poor decision-making of the leader.