Archive for March, 2017

Where Are Those Synergies Anyway? What Marketers Should Know About Why Most Mergers & Acquisitions Don’t Deliver

March 28, 2017

Constance Dierickx
CEO and Founder
CD Consulting Group
www.cdconsultinggrp.com

Constance Dierickx helps senior executives in high-stakes transitions and crisis. Her clients succeed in mergers and acquisitions 400 percent more often than the average. She has consulted with executives in more than 20 countries on five continents over a 25-year period. Prior to her consulting career, Constance was a stockbroker, where she observed the effect of illogical decisions on both her clients and colleagues. Her curiosity about how people make decisions led her to study psychology and business, earning a PhD, and becoming known as The Decision Doctor™. Her forthcoming book High Stakes Leadership is due in September, 2017.

In this podcast, Constance talks about the biggest traps in mergers and acquisitions, as well as the role emotion plays in these decisions. She discusses the invisible decision traps executives often fall into, why courage, judgment and fortitude are critical for successful high stakes leadership, and what today’s marketers can learn from Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey.


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Pause Doesn’t Mean Stop: How the New Trend in Pausing a Career for Caregiving Impacts Employees, Companies, and Marketers

March 15, 2017

Lisen Stromberg
CEO and Founder
PrismWork
www.lisenstromberg.com

Lisen Stromberg is an award-winning journalist, sought-after speaker, and CEO and founder of PrismWork, a culture innovation consultancy. In her new book, Work Pause Thrive; How to Pause for Parenthood Without Killing Your Career, she reveals how trailblazing women have disrupted the traditional career paradigm to achieve person and professional goals.

In this podcast, Lisen talks about debunking the myth that temporarily downshifting or pausing to focus on family will kill your career. She discusses her learnings from a survey of nearly 1500 people, provides guidance for employers who are looking to keep parents of both sexes on a leadership track, and what this means for marketers.


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