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M&A: The Sales Enablement Revenue Opportunity [Part 2]

PartnerTap

Whether your company has acquired three companies, or 300 companies, you know how hard it is to get sales teams working and selling together. Many acquisitions fail to generate the expected revenue growth because they can’t operationalize a joint sales motion.

Building the Boards We Need

Board Source

For almost 30 years, I’ve been part of a sector-wide conversation about the lack of diversity on nonprofit boards and the need to do better. In retrospect, I realize that our initial arguments were grounded primarily in a belief in the importance of representation.

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Getting to the “Heart” of Racial Equity

Board Source

There’s a lovely expression that many of us in the Black community use when we want to repair strained relationships with each other; it’s an expression that always moves me when I hear it.

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M&A: The Sales Enablement Revenue Opportunity [Part 1]

PartnerTap

This article series explains the challenges and then lays out a clear framework to accelerate cross-selling and revenue growth immediately after a merger or acquisition. Getting two distinct enterprise sales teams to work together is difficult for three reasons: 1.

The March Continues

Board Source

I believe I’ll remember the images of last summer’s racial justice marches for the rest of my life – largely for a reason that I didn’t expect. It wasn’t just the number of protests around the country that inspired me, or even the size of the crowds (impressive as they were).

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Getting the fit right

Stellar Partnerships

I have three sections in my wardrobe. The first is full of the things that fit me well, make me feel comfortable and work in my favourite colours. I wear them all the time and they deliver for me, every time.

Singing, Doodling, and Other Unexpected Skills: Bringing More “You” to Work

Partners Preceptors

By Christina Neuhauser, SHRM-SCP Often, we get so caught up in trying to get through the day that it can be difficult to step back and look for ways to change the routine and shift our focus.

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Billy Shore Responds to Purpose-Driven Board Leadership Framework

Board Source

Billy Shore of Share Our Strength , the parent organization for the No Kid Hungry campaign, responds to BoardSource’s CEO, Anne Wallestad's new way of framing the nonprofit board’s role, and a call for what we’ve termed “Purpose-Driven Board Leadership.”. “

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Making Sense of Cloud: Understanding Multi-Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Distributed Cloud

Compare The Cloud

There are a variety of cloud computing solutions that you can leverage to meet your business needs. The most popular are multi-cloud computing, hybrid cloud computing, and distributed cloud.

Are you Collaborating with your Competitors?

Peter Simoons

Coopetition, according to the dictionary, is “collaboration between business competitors, in the hope of mutually beneficial results”. Coopetition seems to be a word that finds its origin in the 1980s and slowly but steadily has grown into a common form of alliances and partnerships.

How to Partner With Other Companies to Grow Your Business

B Plans

When you want to scale your business , you have a few choices. You could toss more money into marketing. Possibly bump up your product or service lineup. You could even encourage your current customer base to give you more of their discretionary dollars. . And you know what?

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How to Improve Organizational Resilience with the Cloud

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Given the pivotal role IT infrastructure plays in the functioning of organisations today, any downtime can be costly. Therefore, the stability of the IT backbone which includes the cloud as an important component plays a huge role in building the organisation’s resilience.

You can’t whistle a symphony

Stellar Partnerships

“You can’t whistle a symphony. You need the whole orchestra”. Luccock. I miss live music. Lockdowns have left me craving the thrill of being in a live audience with the music about to start. Just a few weeks ago I watched my son play in his university orchestra.

The Healing Potential of the Nonprofit Sector

Board Source

Today is the National Day of Racial Healing , which takes place each year the day after Martin Luther King, Jr.

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It’s Your Fault! – Getting the Blame in Coaching

Peter Simoons

“ It’s your fault! said the executive to me with a big smile when he welcomed me to our next coaching meeting. My coaching engagement with him started with a question, “ My new role requires me to collaborate more with others and I am not comfortable doing that. Can you help me? ”.

Make Sure the Objectives for Partnering Are Aligned

Peter Simoons

Tip 12: Make Sure the Objectives for Partnering Are Aligned. While answering the question “What’s in it for me?”

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Billy Shore Responds to Purpose-Driven Board Leadership Framework

Board Source

Billy Shore of Share Our Strength , the parent organization for the No Kid Hungry campaign, responds to BoardSource’s CEO, Anne Wallestad's new way of framing the nonprofit board’s role, and a call for what we’ve termed “Purpose-Driven Board Leadership.”. “

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Understand the Cultural Differences

Peter Simoons

Tip 8: Understand the Cultural Differences. When two people begin occupying the same space – as roommates or dorm-mates, as co-workers using the same office, as a couple living together – one of the many possible sources of conflict that can spring between them is the way they do things.

NETWORKING. The Challenge and Its Comeback

Partners Preceptors

By Christina Neuhauser, SHRM-SCP Networking was challenging enough before the pandemic, and now networking in the traditional sense is almost non-existent.

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My framework for starting a new business

Jake Jorgovan

After building up Lead Cookie & Content Allies to a decent state, I am beginning to look at building up a third company with a business partner this time.

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HOW CLOUD ACCOUNTING CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS CONTINUITY

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The events of this year has led to many businesses revisiting their business continuity plans – in some cases for the first time since they were created.

What Does Digital Transformation REALLY Mean for the Channel?

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“ Digital transformation is not a product or a solution. It’s a continuous process involving new technologies and ways of working to compete successfully through continued innovation.” -Red Red Hat.

The cycle of frustration in corporate partnerships

Stellar Partnerships

My dog is full of energy and constantly on the lookout for new entertainment. When she’s had enough of squeaky toys, she chases her tail. Round and round in circles, oblivious to the world around her.

Communication in the New Normal

Peter Simoons

The usual sunny spring weather has returned, at least it looks like it from where I am at the moment, while writing this column – but what is normal weather? The water authority tweeted last week that for the first time in 3 years we had a “normal” amount of spring rain.

The Value of Lived Experience

Board Source

A couple of years ago, I attended a national conference of government officials focused on advancing racial equity in their communities.

A Tour of Dell Technologies Tech World 2021

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Dell Technologies Tech World 2021 has been and gone. It showcased Dell’s latest technologies for the next generation of computing, data analytics and artificial intelligence. If you’re a tech enthusiast or want to learn about what the future has in store, this event is perfect.

Establishing One’s Digital Maturity: A Roadmap to Effective Digital Transformation

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Digital transformation has been high on the business agenda for many years, with leaders investing heavily in new, promising technologies as part of their overall development plans. This trend shows no signs of slowing down. In 2019, IDC forecast that investment would reach $7.4

The 4 C’s of Effective Advocacy During COVID-19

Partners Preceptors

During a conversation last week with veteran lobbyists about how COVID-19 will impact advocacy, it became clear that there are four keys to effectively advocating your member’s concerns in 2021 and beyond: Contacts, Conciseness, Coalitions, and Communication.

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Build and Maintain Your Alliance Business Plan From Early Stages Onward

Peter Simoons

Tip 11: Build and Maintain Your Alliance Business Plan from Early Stages Onward. So you and your prospective partner have agreed to enter into an alliance and do business together. Now what? What are you going to do together, and how are you going to do it?

How to Resolve the Roots of Disagreement

Jesse Lynn Stoner

Most disagreements are due to differing interpretations of the facts. For example, John’s glass vase was broken when Carlos dropped it. This is an objective fact – an event that occurred. John is angry because he believes Carlos did it on purpose.

Be Clear on the Roles and Responsibilities

Peter Simoons

Tip 10: Be Clear on the Roles and Responsibilities. Anyone who has been in a marriage or long-term relationship would know that maintaining such a relationship takes a lot of work.

Taking the F word out of partnerships

Stellar Partnerships

My son was an early reader. At kindergarten he devoured letters and numbers and knew his favourite books by heart. It made it tricky to avoid things that weren’t fit for a 5-year old’s eyes.

Agree on a Set of Alliance Core Values and Operating Principles

Peter Simoons

Tip 9: Agree on a Set of Alliance Core Values and Operating Principles. You and your partner will be able to accomplish so many things just by trying to bridge your organizations’ two distinct cultures and create a third culture that’s all your own.

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5 Reasons To Adopt Cloud During The Pandemic

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The unpredictable pandemic has forced various business sectors to shift their workforce and adopt work-from-home culture overnight. Every ongoing business process switched its operations entirely online within a blink of an eye. .

5 Tips for Fintech Companies to Handle Compliance

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The FinTech industry has been developing quite rapidly over the last decade or so, and in so doing, F i nTech companies managed to completely reshape the modern financial landscape.

Four Roadblocks Partnerships Hit Within the First Year

PartnerTap

There are four common roadblocks that partnerships hit within the first year that are often fatal. If you want to have a successful partnership (one that drives revenue for both firms), you must avoid these four pitfalls… 1. Lack of a Clear Partner Strategy.

Alliances: Dangerous Liaisons or Healthy Relationships?

Peter Simoons

In a 1993 HBR interview Peter F. Drucker mentioned alliances as “ Dangerous liaisons […] which, by the way, very few people understand ”. In the article it is clear that Drucker refers to the manager’s desire to have control. Luckily, we’ve come a long way in the past 28 years.

Is Your Antiquated Account Mapping Solution Costing You Millions?

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These days, most enterprises have an expansive ecosystem of partners that they co-sell with, which requires extensive account mapping. Account Mapping is the best solution to identify partners who can help target prospective buyers. That’s why it’s a ubiquitous process among enterprise companies.

Thinking cloud? Think again.

Compare The Cloud

It might have been around as a concept for more than a decade but, for many organizations, cloud computing is now becoming core to the way they can actually deliver their ‘business’. Others, however, are joining the ‘cloud club’ – often, it seems, without really knowing why. They just want cloud.

Importance of Equality in Peer Learning Groups

EGA

“The only source of knowledge is experience.” Albert Einstein.