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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.

About our company

Senn Delaney was the first firm in the world to focus exclusively on transforming cultures

 
Senn Delaney was the first firm in the world to focus exclusively on transforming cultures. We were founded in 1978 with a singular mission: to create healthy, high-performance cultures. More Fortune 500 and Global 1000 CEOs have chosen us as their trusted partner to help shape cultures that deliver better business results than any other management consulting firm. They choose us to improve spirit and performance in a variety of business situations.

 

Senn Delaney began an exciting new chapter in its 35-year history on Dec. 31, 2012 when we became a Heidrick & Struggles company. Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., is the premier provider of executive search, culture shaping and leadership consulting services worldwide.
 
Senn Delaney Founder and Chairman Dr. Larry Senn describes why Senn Delaney is THE culture-shaping firm
 

 


Our passion and singular focus on culture, combined with decades of hands-on experience, has resulted in a comprehensive and proven culture-shaping methodology that engages people and measurably impacts both the spirit and performance of organizations. See History.

Senn Delaney operates internationally with offices in California, New York and London. To best serve our clients around the world, our partners and consultants are located throughout the US, the UK, and Europe. We have delivered our work in more than 40 countries and many of our culture-shaping tools are offered in several languages.

Our consultants and partners are all former seasoned executives. Collectively, they have experience working with firms across all industries. Many of our consultants were former clients who were so engaged by our work that they chose to join our team.

Our field staff is supported by a strong Client Services division, a Diagnostics and Measurement group and a creative Product Solutions Research and Development group. We have developed a very versatile and robust technology platform to serve our clients, and a number of Web-based tools to diagnose, measure and reinforce the culture-shaping process at the individual, team and organizational levels. This enables us to serve global corporations with thousands of employees participating in their culture-shaping process.

Clients we serve are the top level of leadership of Fortune 1000 and Global 1000 companies. Our clients also include major non-profit organizations, colleges and universities and city, state and federal governments.

The vast majority of new clients come from former clients and client referrals. One CEO utilized Senn Delaney to align his senior team and shape the culture in four Fortune 500-sized companies throughout his career.

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