Major Missteps That Make Mergers Fail

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  A reporter asked me for three reasons that mergersa and acquisitions fail. Here are the reasons I gave, along with solutions. 1– Not seeing mergers and acquisitions as a diversity and inclusion issue between organizations. When people feel left out and/or that they have no control of a situation, they create “facts’ and information to fit the gaps. This…

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Tips for Better Communication Between Men and Women in the Workplace

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Tips for Better Communication Between Men and Women in the Workplace Typical Complaints Women Have About Men Addressing women as “girls,” “gals,” “honey,” “babyyoung,” “lady,” “darlin’” A lot of women don’t want to be called “ladies” at work Making women into objects… “I have a car, a boat, a dog, and a wife.” Using expressions that only use sports, violence…

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Dialogue as a Communication Tool

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by Kate Berardo and Simma Lieberman “Consider any complex, potentially volatile issue – Arab relations, the problems between Serbs, Croats, and Bosnians, corporate decision making, getting control of the U.S. deficit or health care costs, labor/management relations and so on. At the root of the issue we are likely to find communication failures and cultural misunderstandings that prevent the parties…

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Simma & Kate's Strategies for Cross-Generational Relationship Building

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By Simma Lieberman and Kate Berardo. Here we highlight what we think are the best ways to push past generational barriers and build strong intergenerational relationships. We’ve divided the strategies into mindset tips (how to approach cross-generational differences) and practical tips (the small things you can do during a conversation to improve your communication). Mindset Strategies Approach with Interest. Approach…

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Understanding Diversity Dialogues: A Q&A on the benefits of dialogue

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By Simma Lieberman and Kate Berardo. What does dialogue do? Dialogue brings people together who would not naturally sit down together and talk about important issues. It is a process to successfully relate to people who are different from you. Their differences can include gender, religion, work departments, cultures, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, or age. Does dialogue solve problems? Dialoging…

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10 PC Tips for Communicating with a Diverse Audience

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By learning to speak to a diverse audience, you can broaden your client base transfer the learning to more people. We need to be more “PC”. Were not talking “political correctness”, were talking “Positively Conscious”, of who is in our audience and understanding how to make people feel included. The more people feel included, the more they will listen to…

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