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Stepping Out, Not Down: Why Your Aging CEO Won’t Retire

Stepping Out, Not Down: Why Your Aging CEO Won’t Retire

You’ve done your succession planning homework, and you’ve taken all the right steps—whether this involved meticulously grooming younger members of the family business, or conducting an exhaustive search for a competent and closely aligned outside candidate for you...
The Myth of “The Right Time” + Three Reasons to ACT NOW

The Myth of “The Right Time” + Three Reasons to ACT NOW

We’ve all heard the adage “in life, the only constant is change,” and I don’t think any of us really disagree. So why is it so hard to remember that this wisdom applies to our professional lives, too? As a leadership keynote speaker, there’s one phrase I hear more...
5 Ways Leaders Undermine their Teams’ Success

5 Ways Leaders Undermine their Teams’ Success

It may sound counter-intuitive, but one of the reasons I’ve been so successful as a business turnaround speaker is that I’ve experienced nearly ALL of my clients’ challenges first-hand. In fact, it was the imminent failure of my family’s business (and the miracle of...
Why Families Fight During Succession and How to Stop It

Why Families Fight During Succession and How to Stop It

Here’s a sobering fact: a full 70% of family businesses would like to pass their business on to the next generation, but only 30% will actually succeed at this generational transition. If you’ve attended one of my succession planning speaker keynote presentations or...