The best strategy is the one you can implement. No matter how brilliant or elegant a strategy – or proposed merger or acquisition – is, it is worthless until effectively implemented. Supporting the experience of numerous management teams, research has found that most organizations experience significant “value leakage” – on average almost 40 percent – of their strategies’ and deals’ potential value because of poor and slow execution.

To address this pervasive issue, Tim Galpin brings over three-decades of practical knowledge and experience, combined with proven approaches and pragmatic tools to his teaching and consulting to organisations in various industries around the world, helping them successfully plan, implement and accelerate complex efforts including strategy formulation and execution, M&A due diligence and post-deal integration, organisational transformation, and culture change.

Tim Galpin is Senior Lecturer of Strategy and Innovation, Director of the Postgraduate Diploma in Strategy and Innovation at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, best-selling author, Board Member, and an advisor to Boards and senior management.

Tim’s consulting, speaking and training topics include:

  • Winning at the Acquisition Game – Best practices, key risks and common pitfalls across the entire M&A process
  • Maximising Your Strategy’s Full Potential – A seven step process for accelerated strategy execution
  • Cultural Transformation that Works – Reengineering organisational choice architecture that makes cultural change stick

His advisory services deliver measurable results including cost reduction, sales increase, and productivity improvement typically exceeding planned targets and accelerating projected timelines. His clients have included numerous Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies such as Verizon, Newmont Mining, Harrods, UBS, Bank of America, Woodward, Tampa Electric, Macrovision, and Cargill.

If you are looking for a ‘light-touch’ advisor, Tim’s coaching approach to his consulting engagements leverages your internal talent and resources rather than inundating your organisation with armies of junior consultants.

Tim has authored six management books and numerous articles for publications including: Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategy & Leadership, Journal of Business Strategy, and Corporate Governance.  Tim is also a Contributing Editor of Strategy & Leadership and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of Business Strategy. Tim Galpin’s latest books are Winning at the Acquisition Game and The Strategist’s Handbook (available mid-2023) both published by Oxford University Press.

Tim has been featured on CNBC, Reuters Television, National Public Radio, and quoted in various publications throughout the world including the Financial Times, Bloomberg, NY Times, and Wired.

Tim Galpin holds a Ph.D. in Organization Development from UCLA and is a former Instructor at the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).

University of Oxford Podcasts – Future of Business

We sit down with Timothy Galpin to discuss what drives M&A, the problems encountered, and the waves of M&A over the years.

Listen to tim Galpin discuss – M&A: Past, Present and the Future

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