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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.

our purpose, vision, mission and values

Our purpose and values guide us and enable us to succeed in our mission

One of the most important things we counsel leaders on as they create or transform their cultures is to create a higher purpose for their organization that serves as the guidepost for why they exist, and to inspire employees to live that purpose. We also help the leaders to “walk the talk” and to be strong and visible role models of the values and guiding behaviors that support their company vision, mission and values. 

Naturally, we practice what we teach. Our culture is driven by our higher purpose, our vision and our values. They have been at the forefront of our focus and our passion, and have led to our success throughout our 35-year history.

 

our purpose

We positively impact the world by inspiring leaders to create thriving organizational cultures

 

our mission
We create thriving, high-performance cultures to consistently achieve better business results.

our vision
We enrich the spirit and performance of organizations.

our values

  • We operate from a healthy state of mind
     
  • We partner with our clients and with each other
     
  • We embrace continuous learning and change
     
  • We are accountable to make it happen
     
  • We communicate openly, honestly and directly
     
  • We act with integrity