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In this first of a two-part post, Senn Delaney Chairman Dr. Larry Senn discusses the cultural challenges of mergers and offers several insights on how you can navigate them with a healthy state of mind. Watch for part 2 of the post Feb. 25 at www.cultureuniversity.com

In this second part of a two-part post by Senn Delaney Chairman Larry Senn, he provides a set of guidelines for successful culture integration and shares the notable example of the successful WellPoint-Anthem mega-merger.

Enjoy our latest at your best newsletter. It features our new CEO view from the top video on leading culture with Belgacom CEO Dominique Leroy. Also in this issue, findings of our new study on organizational mindset, and a new CEO report from a year-long global research partnership between Saïd Business School, Oxford, and Heidrick & Struggles.

How do CEOs develop the skills they need to lead in an ever- changing world? To answer that question, Senn Delaney's parent company, Heidrick & Struggles, partnered with the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford to conduct in-depth interviews with more than 150 CEOs representing a wide range of sectors around the world. Findings are published in The CEO Report, one of the most comprehensive, in-depth studies of CEO leadership capabilities.

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Senn Delaney's published books on creating high-performance teams and cultures

Learn the time-tested secrets of building healthy, high-performance individuals, teams and cultures from Senn Delaney Chairman Larry Senn and CEO and President Jim Hart.

How can an organization hope to survive when the environment in which it is doing business is continually confronted by broadening competition, shorter product cycle times, old paradigm/new paradigm leadership questions, and an increasingly high premium on available time? The answer is surprisingly not about working more, harder, or faster. It is actually conveyed in the title of this book. The secret of a winning culture is the building of high-performance teams. Is that a secret? Probably not. The real secret this book reveals, then, is in how to make it happen.