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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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A complimentary resource to inspire leaders

Why culture matters to today's energy leaders was the focus of this presentation by Dustin Seale, Senn Delaney partner and managing director, EMEA, to utility leaders at the annual The Future of Utilities 2013 conference in London. More than 250 senior water, electricity and gas sector leaders attended the conference to debate challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

In this presentation, Seale challenges leaders to consider: How is your culture supporting your key strategic initiatives? How is your culture impacting service to the customer and operational efficiency? Seale also shares case studies about UK Power Networks and Piedmont Natural Gas, discussing the positive results they have experienced from shaping their cultures.

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