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Why Families Fight During Succession and How to Stop It

Why Families Fight During Succession and How to Stop It

It may not surprise you to learn that many businesses fail to survive the succession process and fall prey to family infighting. Here are a few reasons conflict situations that might arise during this complex and emotionally charged time—and how to defuse them.

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3 Ways to Reclaim Your Commute

3 Ways to Reclaim Your Commute

While I don’t really have a commute, per se, as a succession planning speaker I spend a fair amount of time traveling. And it seems I’m not alone; a recent AAA survey found that the average American adult spends about 300 hours—or nearly two full weeks’ time—in the...

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4 Ways Millennials Can Actually Make Your Company Stronger

4 Ways Millennials Can Actually Make Your Company Stronger

If you’ve been reading the news at all in recent years, you may have noticed a mounting “body count” of all the industries and institutions Millennials have, according to clickbait journalism, allegedly “killed” with their complex and mercurial ways. Shouty headlines seem to announce a new “death” every day – RIP, American Dream…and thanks for nothing, Millennials!

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BUSINESS CONTINGENCY PLANNING: WHAT, WHY + HOW

BUSINESS CONTINGENCY PLANNING: WHAT, WHY + HOW

As a succession planning speaker, I’m often asked about business contingency planning within the larger context of succession planning—are the two ideas related, and how? The answer isn’t difficult to understand, but it does require a bit of clarification.

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3 WAYS TO TURN NEGATIVE FEEDBACK INTO A POSITIVE

3 WAYS TO TURN NEGATIVE FEEDBACK INTO A POSITIVE

While criticism is essential to the process of professional growth, no one enjoys getting negative feedback. I’ll share a few simple mindset adjustments that can make the process quite a bit more tolerable—regardless of whether you’re on the giving or receiving end.

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BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND

This blog, Begin with the End in Mind, is the first in my new Succession Planning Blog Series. I hope you enjoy this series of blogs dedicated to helping you plan for the future success of your business.

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