Management & Leadership

Prescription for a Successful Healthcare Rollup

Mar 2017

Prescription for a Successful Healthcare Rollup

Private equity investors are buying up physician practices and other fragmented segments of the healthcare market and rolling them into single entities ripe for sale. Here’s what buyers and sellers need to know

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Roadmap to the Winners and Losers in the Auto Industry Under Trump

Mar 2017

Roadmap to the Winners and Losers in the Auto Industry Under Trump

From NAFTA to EPA regulations to tax reform, the wide variety of policy reforms raised by President Trump may have significant impact on the global auto industry across all sectors.

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The Six Ground Rules for Successfully Navigating Any Corporate Crisis

Mar 2017

The Six Ground Rules for Successfully Navigating Any Corporate Crisis

No matter the size or scope, expected or unexpected, managers can apply the same principles across the board when planning for, and dealing with, a crisis scenario.

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Global Survey: Politics as Unusual for Institutional Investors

Mar 2017

Global Survey: Politics as Unusual for Institutional Investors

An FTI Consulting survey of institutional investors shows concern about political disruption on the ability of companies they invest in to manage crises.

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Survey of 500 Senior Executives Reveals the Corporate Crises Concerns Keeping Them Up at Night

Mar 2017

Survey of 500 Senior Executives Reveals the Corporate Crises Concerns Keeping Them Up at Night

Results from The Economist Intelligence Unit’s global survey on corporate crises in 2016 sponsored by FTI shows risks looming larger in coming years.

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Wait and See: Investors Yearning to Break Out on Healthcare Deals in 2017

Feb 2017

Wait and See: Investors Yearning to Break Out on Healthcare Deals in 2017

As evidenced at the 2017 JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, a number of uncertainties in the healthcare market are keeping investment dollars tight and point toward a major correction.

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Reorganize Now or Liquidate Later?

Jan 2017

Reorganize Now or Liquidate Later?

Why are so many chapter 11 retailers squeezed into liquidation?

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Whose Mandate is it Anyway?

Jan 2017

Whose Mandate is it Anyway?

What do Americans expect in the first 100 days of a Donald Trump administration? An FTI survey of 2016 voters provides insightful, if not surprising, results.

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Getting Corporate Communications Up to Speed in the Snapchat Era

Feb 2017

Getting Corporate Communications Up to Speed in the Snapchat Era

More and more companies are utilizing the vast array of social media networks to get their messages out to the public. So why is Corporate Communications so skittish about hopping on the bandwagon?

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Preparing for Takeoff: What TV Ad Sellers Can Learn from the Airline Industry

Jan 2017

Preparing for Takeoff: What TV Ad Sellers Can Learn from the Airline Industry

The airlines have developed a sophisticated approach for maximizing the value of ticket pricing. The same approach can work for a TV ad industry combatting falling ad rates and viewership. Here’s how it’s done.

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10 Moves Your Company Should Make Now to Ward Off Shareholder Activists

Nov 2016

10 Moves Your Company Should Make Now to Ward Off Shareholder Activists

The term “shareholder activism” evokes the image of a white knight. But in the 1980s, activists were called “corporate raiders,” a term that evokes a much different image. As the perception of activists has changed over the years, so has the means for dealing with them.

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China M&As Eye Western Tech: Tense Times Follow

Nov 2016

China M&As Eye Western Tech: Tense Times Follow

Chinese companies are trying to scoop up Western tech companies in M&A mega deals, with big rewards for all. But suspicions on both sides continue to scuttle some of the deals. Here’s why.

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Memo to a CEO Considering Social Activism

Nov 2016

Memo to a CEO Considering Social Activism

Today’s public expects CEOs to take a stand on national policy issues. In this open letter, FTI’s CEO of Strategic Communications offers expert advice to a CEO preparing to speak out for the first time.

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Five Key Takeaways from a Banner Year in Proxy Fights

Nov 2016

Five Key Takeaways from a Banner Year in Proxy Fights

Driven by a recent history of success, the number of winning proxy fights in 2016 again topped the 50% mark.

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How to Get the Best Bounce for Your Buck When Starting Up a Business in Asia

Oct 2016

How to Get the Best Bounce for Your Buck When Starting Up a Business in Asia

When Senior Managing Director Michael McCreadie wanted to open a trampoline fitness center in Asia he discovered all sorts of cultural roadblocks. It took a ton of patience and a sense of humor to get the job done. Here are his hard-won lessons.

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Retail Executives Go on a Shopping Spree for Solutions

Oct 2016

Retail Executives Go on a Shopping Spree for Solutions

A bespoke playbook for success in the retail industry? Our exclusive FTI survey of 100 C-Suite retail executives reveals their individual concerns and strategies for battling back in a troubled industry.

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Online, Offline or Both, Shoppers Call the Shots 24/7

Oct 2016

Online, Offline or Both, Shoppers Call the Shots 24/7

No matter what you call the new kind of shopping—e-tailing, omnichannel, unified retail, O2O—consumers hold the power and are bending retail to their will. Adapting to that new reality is key to surviving and thriving. Here’s what to know.

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Keeping the Peace in the Cloud

Aug 2016

Keeping the Peace in the Cloud

When a software provider switches to a cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) model, turf battles can boil over among internal teams. Here’s what managers can do to cut them off and maintain profitability.

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Before the Whistle Blows: Creating a Speak-up Culture at Work

Aug 2016

Before the Whistle Blows: Creating a Speak-up Culture at Work

Creating an environment in which employees feel empowered to speak up when they suspect wrongdoing starts at the top. It involves clear communications and creative thinking.

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Culture is King: Five Steps Managers Must Take to Drive Lasting Change within the Banking Industry

May 2016

Culture is King: Five Steps Managers Must Take to Drive Lasting Change within the Banking Industry

Financial services professionals are swamped by regulation after regulation in the effort to avoid the next big scandal. But good compliance processes can only take you so far in the highly scrutinized banking sector. A focus on corporate culture is the secret sauce to creating real change. How can you alter a company from the inside out?

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From Change Weary to Change Ready

Mar 2016

From Change Weary to Change Ready

The anxious tenor of recent conversations among the leaders and staff at a large, global technology company is not unusual.

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Biotech and Big Pharma: Keys to a Successful M&A

Jan 2016

Biotech and Big Pharma: Keys to a Successful M&A

Despite the recent (and largely negative) press around high drug prices, concerns about the possibility of a biotech bubble that could one day (soon?) burst and the autumn 2015 selloff in the health sector that some called the worst in the past four years ...

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Britain & India: Old and Future Friends

Nov 2015

Britain & India: Old and Future Friends

Following his landslide victory in May 2014, newly elected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the United States the following September. He packed New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

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The Adoption Curve: How Professors Learn About Change

May 2015

The Adoption Curve: How Professors Learn About Change

The study of why and how people adopt new ways of doing things goes back decades. Innovation and marketing experts like Everett M. Rogers and Geoffrey A. Moore made "early adopters" and "laggards" familiar terms to describe those who do or do not embrace the new.

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Geomarket Risk Management

Apr 2015

Geomarket Risk Management

For many large corporations, forays into foreign markets have delivered mixed results. Gains in developing economies have been subpar even in periods of remarkable growth. Today, even those returns increasingly are threatened by heightened geopolitical risk, protective nationalistic economies and constrained capital markets.

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Negotiating Strategies for Women on Their Way to the Top

Apr 2015

Negotiating Strategies for Women on Their Way to the Top

Carol Frohlinger is the founder of Negotiating Women, a consulting firm dedicated to educating women on how to rise to leadership positions and to advising organizations that wish to recruit, retain and advance talented women

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Getting Smarter About Corporate Intelligence

Mar 2015

Getting Smarter About Corporate Intelligence

In the public imagination, corporate intelligence gathering occupies a shadowy realm where business detectives use any method they can to dig up critical information. These methods, people believe, include honey traps, wiretapping phones and hacking into computer networks — whatever it takes to ferret out the secrets the detective’s client can use to gain a competitive advantage.

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How Big Data and Analytics Are Disrupting the Financial Sector

Jan 2015

How Big Data and Analytics Are Disrupting the Financial Sector

Executives at a European financial services firm had a clear vision. The company would create a data analytics application for all the markets it served. The company would collect data...

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Investor Activism: IR’s New Rules of Engagement

Nov 2014

Investor Activism: IR’s New Rules of Engagement

The shareholder activism landscape has changed dramatically over the last few years. Activist hedge funds today manage roughly $100 billion, almost three times as much as they managed just five years ago.

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Internal Investigations: Revealing The Core Of Corruption

Nov 2014

Internal Investigations: Revealing The Core Of Corruption

An internal investigation of fraud, bribery and other types of malfeasance often is difficult to conduct and can be disruptive to business operations.

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Killing the Rate Card

Oct 2014

Killing the Rate Card

FTI Consulting is frequently called in by companies to help improve revenues and profits. In the media and entertainment industry, boosting revenues typically involves enhancing ad sales performance.

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Allstate Gives Voice to Middle Class Economic Concerns

Oct 2014

Allstate Gives Voice to Middle Class Economic Concerns

In 2009, Allstate, the United States’ largest publicly held personal lines insurer, saw that the confidence of America’s middle class – its core customer base – in its government and economic institutions was eroding.

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Game Of Shadows

Oct 2014

Game Of Shadows

Public relations (PR) has an evil twin: dark public relations (DPR), sometimes also referred to as black PR. It involves the unethical damaging of a client’s reputation or corporate identity; that is, it’s about getting the bad word out — and creating that bad word out of lies and falsehoods if need be.

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Drilling For A Social Media Strategy

Sep 2014

Drilling For A Social Media Strategy

Long disparaged as a forum for sharing silly videos and endless opining, social media channels like Twitter and Facebook are becoming increasingly important to energy company bottom lines.

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True Grit: What Every Woman Needs to Succeed

Sep 2014

True Grit: What Every Woman Needs to Succeed

Michele Coleman Mayes speaks with FTI Consulting Managing Director Dawn Hall and Senior Director Dana Hayes about confidence, self-doubt, mentoring, career trajectories and the challenges women face when reaching for the corporate brass ring.

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Managing Cyber Risk: Job #1 for Directors and General Counsel

Jul 2014

Managing Cyber Risk: Job #1 for Directors and General Counsel

The results of the FTI Consulting 2014 Law in the Boardroom Study, conducted with NYSE Governance Services, publisher of Corporate Board Member magazine.

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When Is a Payment a Bribe?

Mar 2014

When Is a Payment a Bribe?

A recent panel hosted by Corporate Board Member and FTI Consulting took a deep dive beneath the turbulent seas of global regulatory compliance and asked what a good compliance program really looks like for businesses, large and small, operating in a variety of jurisdictions.

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INSIDE THE BUSIEST PATENT COURT IN AMERICA

Feb 2014

INSIDE THE BUSIEST PATENT COURT IN AMERICA

More than 1,700 patent infringement cases were filed in the Eastern District of Texas in 2013. That’s more than in any other district in the United States.

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Social Media Power Users and Why They Matter

Jan 2014

Social Media Power Users and Why They Matter

Although social media has become a pervasive means of communication, businesses struggle to tie their social media efforts to demonstrable business results.

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BANKS IN THE CROSSHAIRS

Jan 2014

BANKS IN THE CROSSHAIRS

It’s monumentally difficult for banks to ensure that they’re not being used by money launderers, terrorists, and other assorted bad guys. But governments increasingly are asking them to do just that, and punishing them severely when they fail. How can banks track customers and regulate transactions more effectively and cost-efficiently?

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Is “Business Ethics” an Oxymoron?

Feb 2014

Is “Business Ethics” an Oxymoron?

Scandals. Fines. Show trials. These days, just doing business can appear almost criminal. While government-imposed regulation can soothe the public’s ire, it can also create burdensome costs and competitive disadvantages. To survive, businesses must perform reputational due diligence and create self-policing organizational cultures.

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The Affordable Care Act and Beyond: Winners and Losers in the New Era of Healthcare

Jan 2014

The Affordable Care Act and Beyond: Winners and Losers in the New Era of Healthcare

Bruised, bloodied but still standing, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is moving forward, bringing the most sweeping changes to the American healthcare system since the establishment of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965.

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When Your Taxes Are Everybody's Business

Nov 2013

When Your Taxes Are Everybody's Business

For a long time, when enterprises thought of taxes, it primarily was in terms of determining, paying and limiting them. Questioned about tax policies, the typical corporate response has been to say that the organization is complying with the law and is fulfilling its responsibilities to its shareholders.

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Not Your Father's Proxy Fight

Nov 2013

Not Your Father's Proxy Fight

In the energy and industrial sectors, activist funds are having more success re-making boards and influencing corporate strategies than ever before. Size is no defense; performance is no defense. The only real defense is a response plan that assumes your company eventually will become a target.

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Angels in the Analytics

Nov 2013

Angels in the Analytics

Boston Medical Center was the city’s largest safety-net provider. But with healthcare insurance reform, state funding dried up, and hospital revenue was in free-fall. Here’s how it turned a 2010 operating loss of $34 million into a $2.5 million gain in two years by deploying advanced analytics to inform decision-making at all levels.

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Ye Olde Supermarket

Oct 2013

Ye Olde Supermarket

There are new combatants entering the already crowded food retailing market every day, and conventional supermarkets of yore keep taking it on the chin. Can the traditional supermarkets of our youths ever again be what they once were to shoppers? It’s not going to be easy.

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Blueprint for Innovation

Oct 2013

Blueprint for Innovation

Our survey of 500 London-based firms reveals both the current barriers to innovation and the future keys for creating a sustainable innovative culture.

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Population Health Management to the Rescue

Oct 2013

Population Health Management to the Rescue

Late last year, a large U.S. regional health plan faced one of its toughest challenges in decades.

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Rx for Transformation

Sep 2013

Rx for Transformation

Strategies and tactics to succeed in the turbulent U.S. healthcare market

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Empower Your IRO

Sep 2013

Empower Your IRO

The risk of losing touch with investors increases with business and market complexity. In this environment, the role of investor relations (IR) needs to be strategic.

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The Big Steal

Sep 2013

The Big Steal

In a recent White House speech, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder quoted a security professional who quipped that "there are only two categories of companies affected by trade secret theft: those that know they’ve been compromised, and those that don’t."

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In Any Event

Sep 2013

In Any Event

The hurricane is not the risk. The risk is that the hurricane will disrupt your business. There’s not much you can do about the hurricane; there’s a lot you can do to make sure your business can recover.

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A New War Plan for Defense Contractors

Aug 2013

A New War Plan for Defense Contractors

With the Iraq war over and the Afghanistan conflict in its final stages, relentless pressure on government spending is creating a very different terrain for defense contractors selling to the U.S. military. If they expect to thrive in the “new normal,” contractors need to assess their situations and develop different competitive approaches and defenses.

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Nowhere to Hide

Jul 2013

Nowhere  to Hide

With the U.S. government cracking down on Medicare fraud, self-screening offers a smart way for healthcare providers to assess and reduce their risks.

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Stronger Economy Brings New Worries: Managing Legal Risks in 2013

Jul 2013

Stronger Economy Brings New Worries: Managing Legal Risks in 2013

The results of the FTI Consulting 2013 Law and the Boardroom Study, conducted with Corporate Board Member magazine.

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Overcoming Foreign Direct Investment’s Political Hurdles

Jul 2013

Overcoming Foreign Direct Investment’s Political Hurdles

In 2012, the Canadian government approved a controversial merger and acquisition deal that many expected legislators would reject.

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Better Healthcare Through Clinical Integration

Jun 2013

Better Healthcare Through Clinical Integration

A Discussion with Singing River Health System Facilitated by Phil Polakoff, M.D., FTI Consulting Chief Medical Executive

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Start Me Up

Apr 2013

Start Me Up

Challenges to the U.S. patent system, judicial activism, and the need for litigation reform — A discussion with Chief Judge Rader of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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Corporate Anonymity

Apr 2013

Corporate Anonymity

Who really owns that business? The pros and cons of concealed company ownership.

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The Legal Risks That Keep Directors and General Counsels Awake

Mar 2013

The Legal Risks That Keep Directors and General Counsels Awake

Find out what board members are concerned about when it comes to handling cyber risk, FCPA compliance, executive compensation and more. View highlights from the FTI Consulting/Corporate Board Member Magazine study.

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A Communications Strategy for Volatile Times

Nov 2012

A Communications Strategy for Volatile Times

In today’s uncertain environment, companies need a sound understanding of what their stakeholders think.

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Rulebooks For A Changing World

Mar 2011

New thought leadership offerings propose solutions to some of today’s vexing issues.

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Leaders Must Narrow the Employee Engagement Gap

Oct 2009

Companies are falling short in informing employees about how they are overcoming the challenges thrown up by the global downturn. New research commissioned by FD demonstrates that strong direction, a clear plan of action and straight talking will keep work forces on your side.

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