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Karen Thomas-Bland, founder at Seven, regularly writes and speaks on the subjects of business transformation, M&A integration, executive boards and leadership. We also contribute to leading business websites and publications.

How to run a successful M&A project (and market review)

How to run a successful M&A project (and market review)

It’s hardly a surprise that mergers and acquisitions have slowed down a lot over the pandemic. Although M&A can bring a ton of rewards, they also involve a lot of risk, so many companies played a cautious game. Business activity began to pick back up this year much like the transformation and change market, and the M&A market exploded. So, we wanted to know what 2022 could look like for mergers and acquisitions. And more than that, how can businesses make sure that their M&As are successful?
What are the five big M&A business integration challenges?

What are the five big M&A business integration challenges?

Karen Thomas-Bland, founder at Seven, recently spoke to Channel Futures on the topic of business integration. In her experience, there are frequently five areas that are the biggest integration challenges — across all cultures.
Five leadership strategies to reinvent for the future

Five leadership strategies to reinvent for the future

Business leaders have had to navigate many challenges since the COVID-19 pandemic began and many are still adjusting. Karen Thomas-Bland, founder at Seven, explains five strategies that can help leaders reinvent for the future.