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The relationship that we identify as Merger and Acquisition

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If a Merger and Acquisition (M&A) relationship is not going to produce value, it is not worth the enormous effort and expenditure of resources it will require. As soon as an M&A is announced, the culture of both entities begins to change as people start to think about, and behave towards, their immediate environment in [...]

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Strategy: Be Ready for Change

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“Changing strategy is not usually a task that managers face repeatedly. Once companies have found a strategy that works, they want to use it, not change it. Consequently, most management teams do not develop a competence in strategic thinking.” Formulating a strategy is not an everyday activity for your business or unit, and some firms [...]

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Structures can be complicated

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One of the things I enjoy doing is meeting executives from different organizations who freely share their business and leadership challenges with me. As well as help me understand how hard it is to run their organization, they share with me what they have attempted to do to meet a business environment as the one [...]

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Organizational change “Where to Start” ?

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The majority of my interactions with clients lately have been about organizational change. It is becoming more of an executive level conversation as leaders are realizing the importance of paying attention to the people dynamics and understanding the consequences when they don’t. “Where to start?” is a question I’m commonly asked. A lot of organizations [...]

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Dysfunctions of many leaders are rooted in a common reality

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There seems to be a tendency to overlook a lack of character in one’s personal and private life in exchange of a high degree of success in ones professional life. “The dysfunctions of many leaders are rooted in a common reality: Their capacities have been extensively trained while their character has been merely presumed” Author [...]

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Duplicating or Creating Value?

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  Your business model describes the rationale of how your organization creates, delivers and captures value. Some organizations don’t realize that the creation and deliverance of value does not reference profits but references your customers, employees, communities, shareholders, and investors. In value creation profits are the last thing you achieve, that does not mean that [...]

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THE Buy Egyptian Product is a negative initiative

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On December 16th, 2011 an initiative has started for a “Buy Egyptian Campaign” in effort to support the ailing Egyptian Economy in 2011. There is no doubt that this initiative is derived from good values and high sense of patriotism towards Egypt. The consumer’s market in majority supported the initiative, a minority stated that return [...]

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We are not intelligent enough for creation

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Egyptian organizations have been adopting a method of importing international brands, methodologies, services & products as their application of innovation in the market place. Few organizations that attempt to latch off of the methodology of importing ideas from abroad get faced with major obstacles. Simply consumers do not accept Egyptian made products or services as [...]

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Can leaders be truthful ?

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With so much stress on Leadership and leadership Development, the question begs itself what are leaders? Are they aliens and why do we lack so much of them in our organizations? A lot of you either have read a book or went through a development course for leaders and my intent is to create a [...]

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When was the last time you challenged your business Model

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Business Model Innovation is becoming a hot topic these days as business leaders increasingly recognize that disruptive innovation requires not only innovative products, but also fundamentally new business models. Companies tend to think in terms of features, not problems. The trick is to try and see your offering through the lens of your customer. Are [...]

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