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The Impact of Leadership in M&A

The Impact of Leadership in M&A

Show Notes Of Podcast

0:00 Intro

0:22 Keith’s background

1:47 Keith’s role at JKD

2:36 Why has it taken so long for people to realize how much leadership impacts the success of M&A deals?

4:09 What’s changing that people are starting to see leadership affect the deal

6:48 Richard defines strong leadership

8:08 How to strike a balance looking for those traits vs their hands-on experience with deals

14:09 Who has a bigger impact on deal success - C Suite or middle management?

17:05 How to get target companies’  middle management less resistant to change

21:08 What works the best in terms of incentivizing leadership

22:22 Culture vs leadership

26:27 Can you identify a higher level of leadership?

29:11 How to identify someone who’s suited to have a change-oriented approach?

31:08 The challenge with human talent assessments

33:34 Why people are hesitant to fire employees

37:45 How to build your dream team

42:44 The craziest thing Keith has seen in M&A

45:40 Closing remarks and end credits

"Certain leadership skills are really important for different parts of the organization."

Learn about revolutionary research done on leadership and the impact it has in M&A

In this podcast, Kison Patel discusses the groundbreaking research done by Dr. Keith Dunbar. As a Managing Partner at JKD Talent Solutions, his team delivers actionable leadership intelligence. With this intelligence, we enhance clients’ long-term profitability and growth by providing a unique, holistic view of leadership capabilities. 

Keith gives insight into how leadership has more of an impact than culture, which is contrary to popular belief, and who actually has a bigger impact on deal success - middle management or C suite. They also cover why it’s taken so long for people to realize how much leadership impacts the success of a deal, how to look for those leadership traits in your staff, and what works the best in terms of incentivizing leadership in your team.

"The message starts at the top and trickles down to the next level. By the time it gets to the employees of the organization the message is potentially blurred."
"Certain leadership skills are really important for different parts of the organization."

Learn about revolutionary research done on leadership and the impact it has in M&A

In this podcast, Kison Patel discusses the groundbreaking research done by Dr. Keith Dunbar. As a Managing Partner at JKD Talent Solutions, his team delivers actionable leadership intelligence. With this intelligence, we enhance clients’ long-term profitability and growth by providing a unique, holistic view of leadership capabilities. 

Keith gives insight into how leadership has more of an impact than culture, which is contrary to popular belief, and who actually has a bigger impact on deal success - middle management or C suite. They also cover why it’s taken so long for people to realize how much leadership impacts the success of a deal, how to look for those leadership traits in your staff, and what works the best in terms of incentivizing leadership in your team.

"The message starts at the top and trickles down to the next level. By the time it gets to the employees of the organization the message is potentially blurred."

0:00 Intro

0:22 Keith’s background

1:47 Keith’s role at JKD

2:36 Why has it taken so long for people to realize how much leadership impacts the success of M&A deals?

4:09 What’s changing that people are starting to see leadership affect the deal

6:48 Richard defines strong leadership

8:08 How to strike a balance looking for those traits vs their hands-on experience with deals

14:09 Who has a bigger impact on deal success - C Suite or middle management?

17:05 How to get target companies’  middle management less resistant to change

21:08 What works the best in terms of incentivizing leadership

22:22 Culture vs leadership

26:27 Can you identify a higher level of leadership?

29:11 How to identify someone who’s suited to have a change-oriented approach?

31:08 The challenge with human talent assessments

33:34 Why people are hesitant to fire employees

37:45 How to build your dream team

42:44 The craziest thing Keith has seen in M&A

45:40 Closing remarks and end credits

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"Certain leadership skills are really important for different parts of the organization."

Learn about revolutionary research done on leadership and the impact it has in M&A

In this podcast, Kison Patel discusses the groundbreaking research done by Dr. Keith Dunbar. As a Managing Partner at JKD Talent Solutions, his team delivers actionable leadership intelligence. With this intelligence, we enhance clients’ long-term profitability and growth by providing a unique, holistic view of leadership capabilities. 

Keith gives insight into how leadership has more of an impact than culture, which is contrary to popular belief, and who actually has a bigger impact on deal success - middle management or C suite. They also cover why it’s taken so long for people to realize how much leadership impacts the success of a deal, how to look for those leadership traits in your staff, and what works the best in terms of incentivizing leadership in your team.

"The message starts at the top and trickles down to the next level. By the time it gets to the employees of the organization the message is potentially blurred."

0:00 Intro

0:22 Keith’s background

1:47 Keith’s role at JKD

2:36 Why has it taken so long for people to realize how much leadership impacts the success of M&A deals?

4:09 What’s changing that people are starting to see leadership affect the deal

6:48 Richard defines strong leadership

8:08 How to strike a balance looking for those traits vs their hands-on experience with deals

14:09 Who has a bigger impact on deal success - C Suite or middle management?

17:05 How to get target companies’  middle management less resistant to change

21:08 What works the best in terms of incentivizing leadership

22:22 Culture vs leadership

26:27 Can you identify a higher level of leadership?

29:11 How to identify someone who’s suited to have a change-oriented approach?

31:08 The challenge with human talent assessments

33:34 Why people are hesitant to fire employees

37:45 How to build your dream team

42:44 The craziest thing Keith has seen in M&A

45:40 Closing remarks and end credits

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