What Key Guidelines Should Leaders Follow in a Merger?

12 M&A Integration Guidelines

  1. "Actively go looking for bad news ... if you are not hearing about any problems, then issues are remaining buried. 
  2. Say “no” to slow. ... operate with urgency
  3. Set and manage expectations appropriately ... when expectations are violated people cry foul
  4. Use “soft currency” to re-recruit key talent ..."