Dr. J. Keith Dunbar is the CEO/Founder of JKD Talent Solutions and FedLearn. He has over 20 years of talent management experience and 13 years of M&A experience delivering clients targeted leadership insights to enable deal success. Dr. Dunbar has done groundbreaking research on the role of the acquirer and target company leadership in M&A. This research shares insights and approaches on how to leverage individual and collective leadership strengths while mitigating leadership risks in M&A
70% of serial acquirers feel they do not do a good job of assessing leaders and culture - a staggering stat to say the least given that culture and poor leadership are often cited as the top two reasons deals fail to meet their thesis. Consequently, it is quite obvious if practitioners (especially on the buy-side) do not fully investigate culture and leadership during a deal’s lifecycle, they cannot build a plan to address potential differences and problem areas, which will ultimately have a negative impact on business.
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.