Blogger Archives: Mary Cianni

Mary Cianni

Mary Cianni, Ph.D., is the Head of M&A, Global Services and Solutions, at Willis Towers Watson.

Four ways to build and develop effective integration leaders (Part 2 in series)

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In our last blog, we shared insights from a recent study in which we identified what successful integration leaders do differently. We found the most effective leaders are those who inspire and motivate people, are capable of handling crisis, promote … Continue reading →

Four things successful leaders do during mergers and acquisitions (Part 1 in series)

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A multitude of factors are making managing and leading mergers and acquisitions through a successful integration increasingly challenging: Cross-border transactions require unifying national and corporate cultures. Mega-deals create a host of complex workforce and culture issues that can push integrations … Continue reading →

Don’t neglect your workforce during M&A

Conventional wisdom holds that employees generally react adversely to the level of change a merger, acquisition or other type of deal may bring. But what isn’t widely understood and sometimes underestimated is the variance in the ways employees view the … Continue reading →