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Posts Tagged: Leadership Succession

  • 8 steps to take toward a succession plan

    8 steps to take toward a succession plan

    I have had the good fortune to work with dozens of closely held enterprises, many of them multi-generational family businesses.  Such organizations face myriad complex problems, and succession planning takes a back seat to the issues of the day. Often, the path of least resistance is to have no succession plan at all. In businesses

  • Insider vs. outsider: Who makes a better leader?

    Insider vs. outsider: Who makes a better leader?

    Today’s presidential race has pitted candidates as insiders vs. outsiders. Similarly, corporations face the insider-outsider dilemma when deciding whether to promote leaders from within or bring in a new person. Which makes me wonder: Are there any patterns that might help us — as voters or shareholders — decide whether insiders or outsiders are best

  • Family Business Transition – The First 5 Questions

    Family Business Transition – The First 5 Questions

    Of all the literature and intellectual capital out there treating family business transition planning, there may be none simpler than this:    FOB | BOF The Family Owned Business and the Business Owning Family are opposite sides of the same coin:  the business is certainly affected by family ownership, and the family is most definitely affected

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