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    The Importance of Post-Acquisition Integration

    Posted by Doug Meyer on Mar 4, 2020 10:29:12 AM

    The adrenaline rush you get when closing on an acquisition (or merger) is exhilarating.

    Excitement builds as you make the formal announcement to the team and send the press release. The congratulations start pouring in and all the endorphins rush in. If only this were the punctuation at the end of the sentence. It’s more like a new chapter that is yet to be written.

    Enjoy your post close rush, but know that success is in what follows, not the successful completion of the acquisition.

    Often, business leaders are not prepared for this next phase in the transaction, which happens to be the most difficult.  Integration, or as we prefer to say, unification, is the next and most important phase. Closing the deal is now a success that lives in the past and future success is properly unifying the teams and driving the intended benefits.

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    Topics: Strategic Planning, Succession Planning, acquisition, Takeaways, Retain, Key Employees, Business Consultant, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management, 2020, Workplace Culture, Merger

    The Learning Leader Show - February 2020 Podcast Episodes

    Posted by Nicole Kelly on Mar 2, 2020 12:25:27 PM

    The Learning Leader Show is a podcast created and hosted by Brixey & Meyer's Leadership Advisory Practice Leader, Ryan Hawk. The show is a top rated iTunes business podcast that focuses on learning from the smartest, most creative leaders in the world.

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    Topics: Insider, Takeaways, values, creative, brixey and meyer, Ryan Hawk, Learning Leader, Leader, Podcast, Leadership Advisory

    Woodworking Lessons that Mirror Good Business Practices

    Posted by Jon Trunk on Feb 26, 2020 10:37:32 AM

    Perhaps you can relate. My day-to-day job requires me to use my brain, not my hands. Analyzing, thinking, planning, communicating and many hours behind a computer screen. Mentally challenging work is very rewarding, but I picked up woodworking as productive, hands-on outlet for when I’m not “on the job." Hours spent on woodworking projects have reinforced some basic lessons that contribute to business success as well. 

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, Growing, Business Owners, workplace productivity, Success, Lessons

    Ping Pong Tables Don't Define Culture

    Posted by Angela Wurtenberger on Feb 20, 2020 2:48:07 PM

    You’ve probably seen the topic of workplace culture everywhere. There are articles written about it, podcasts devoted to it, employers tout their culture to new hires and there are awards given to companies for having the “best place to work."  What exactly is culture? At Brixey & Meyer, we say we have a great workplace culture, but what does that really mean?

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, hiring, Growing, workplace productivity, Success, Workplace Culture

    The Learning Leader Show - January 2020 Podcast Episodes

    Posted by Nicole Kelly on Feb 5, 2020 11:08:25 AM

    The Learning Leader Show is a podcast created and hosted by Brixey & Meyer's Leadership Advisory Practice Leader, Ryan Hawk. The show is a top rated iTunes business podcast that focuses on learning from the smartest, most creative leaders in the world.

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    Topics: Insider, Takeaways, values, creative, brixey and meyer, Ryan Hawk, Learning Leader, Leader, Podcast, Leadership Advisory

    Willing, Able, Fit: Hiring With Purpose (2)

    Posted by Steve Black on Jan 24, 2020 9:59:05 AM

    “‘Why” and ‘How' are words so important that they cannot be too often used.” --Napoleon Bonaparte

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, hiring, Growing, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management

    Willing, Able, Fit: Hiring With Purpose

    Posted by Steve Black on Jan 23, 2020 9:33:55 AM

    “If you could be any animal, what would it be?”

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, hiring, Growing, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management

    A People Approach to Hiring

    Posted by Steve Black on Jan 22, 2020 10:49:48 AM

    Have you ever heard one of these statements when trying to hire someone?

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, hiring, Growing, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management

    The Secure Act for Retirement Savings

    Posted by Jill Proud on Jan 15, 2020 10:57:43 AM

    Congress passed the “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement” (SECURE) Act of 2019 as part of a comprehensive appropriations measure. The new law, which represents a major overhaul of the rules for retirement plans and IRAs, is generally effective on January 1, 2020. Following are several key provisions in the SECURE Act.

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    Topics: Takeaways, brixey and meyer, Retirement Plan, Retirement Plan Administration, Secure Act, Audit, Retirement

    The Learning Leader Show - December 2019 Podcast Episodes

    Posted by Nicole Kelly on Jan 9, 2020 12:40:06 PM

    The Learning Leader Show is a podcast created and hosted by Brixey & Meyer's Leadership Advisory Practice Leader, Ryan Hawk. The show is a top rated iTunes business podcast that focuses on learning from the smartest, most creative leaders in the world.

    Listen to The Learning Leader Show Podcast

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    Topics: Insider, Takeaways, values, creative, brixey and meyer, Ryan Hawk, Learning Leader, Leader, Podcast, Leadership Advisory

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