At the end of January 2016, Nokia finalised its acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, a French telecommunications company. By that point, it was already clear to Nokia leadership that one priority needed to be addressed: turning two cultures into one. When two companies merge, it’s common for leaders on both sides to feel uncertain, overwhelmed, and to view stepping into the other person’s shoes as a challenge. Fortunately, this outcome isn’t inevitable. As the NeuroLeadership Institute has found, the right mindset can quickly turn a threatening situation into a rewarding opportunity.