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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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Since our founding in 1978, we have been a trusted partner to more CEOs and senior teams to transform cultures than any other firm. We have measurably shifted behaviors of hundreds of organizations, thousands of teams and tens of thousands of c-level executives, leaders and managers.

We work primarily  with Global 1000 and Fortune 500 companies throughout the US, UK, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa and Australia, starting with the CEO and senior team. Our clients also include, major non-profit organizations, colleges and universities.

 

The first industry we served in 1978 was retail, where clients wanted to create a service culture (see our history). That work continues today with many of the largest retailers and fast-food companies in the world. Today, we also work across many industries, including energy, health care, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, manufacturing, transportation and distribution and high-technology.
 
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