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…

Southern California Launches Higher Ambition Community

  Steve Thorne and Scott Beck share how structure trumps strategy   Pacific Dental Services (Pacific Dental), a Center for Higher Ambition Leadership member company, has a vision to become the greatest dental company in America. In pursuit of this goal, the company is galvanized by what can be achieved when everyone discovers the untapped…

On Being Humble and Hungry: A Conversation with Howard Schultz

Although most of us are familiar with Starbucks coffee, few of us might be aware of all that transpires behind the scenes. At the helm is CEO, Howard Schultz, who has successfully powered through the ups-and-downs of the company’s changing fortunes—including the current kerfuffle over changes to its loyalty program—with a consistent focus on Starbuck’s…