Strategic Growth Through Acquisition: CHL Learning Visit at United Rentals Explores Higher Ambition Approaches to Acquisition Integration

How does a Higher Ambition organization approach acquisitions?  With strategic clarity and disciplined execution, as well as empathy, humility, and a willingness to learn.  These were the themes that bubbled to the top during our conversations at a recent Learning Visit at the United Rentals headquarters in Stamford CT.  While the integration approach itself can…

The Flywheel Philosophy

This week, strategy+business published an important article on a topic fundamental to higher ambition firms—how companies can build deep trust based partnerships with their stakeholders to sustainably deliver superior economic and social value. Founding CHL member company Henry Schein Inc.,  the focus of the article,  is a shining example of this kind of long-term value creation. As…

From Purpose to Action: CHL Learning Visit at Masonite Highlights How Organizations Can Activate Purpose

By Randi Feinberg

A strong shared purpose can inspire people to innovate and reach for more, keep employees engaged and connected, and fuel a company going through a major turnaround or transformation. Yet activating purpose so that it becomes a living part of a company’s core way of operating, rather than just another “corporate slogan on the wall” is not easy. At the May 23rd Center for Higher Ambition Leadership (CHL) Learning Visit hosted by Masonite, CEOs, CHROs and other senior leaders explored how companies are making purpose actionable – and the business outcomes that make the effort worthwhile.