Reality TV as a Cautionary Tale for Sustaining Change

A recent episode of Spike TV’s Bar Rescue featured the Underground Wonderbar, a late night Chicago bar that has been operating for 25+ years. During the episode, the bar received a new name and the owner begrudgingly signed a contract to keep the new name for one year. A few days after the Bar Rescue team left, the old Underground Wonderbar sign was back up and the Underground Wonderbar...

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Social Media: Your Collaborative Toolbox for Change

Many companies leverage their social media for transformation initiatives to engage with their customers and the general public. However, often times companies forget about the power of also leveraging these tools internally.  While social media can invoke the fear of potentially providing a medium for public outcry and negativity, it can be leveraged to communicate with and support employees...

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This Is (Was) My Consulting Nightmare…..

This is (was) my consulting nightmare….. For anyone in consulting (or any line of work requiring business travel), the ability to travel and earn hotel points is the number one perk of being on the road. However when I chose this profession, what I didn’t fully understand is the mayhem (and stress) that can ensue when booking travel and managing expense reports.…

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Prioritizing People During a Carve-Out Transaction

There is no doubt that carve-out transactions are incredibly complex, particularly when it comes to separating operations and systems. While these are the “brass tacks” on the forefront of all transaction decisions, there is another critical factor that can doom a deal if it is neglected – the people. Far too often, key leadership and cultural considerations are overlooked during a carve-out...

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