Category : succession planning

Do You Really Want to Change?

Posted on November 5, 2013 by Michael Podolny No Comments ↓

Resistance to Change – A Universal Personal Quality Change is not something very many people embrace. In fact, it seems that many will flee change as if it were the plague! To prepare a company to be in the best

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Building and Executing a Successful Succession Plan

Posted on February 5, 2013 by Michael Podolny No Comments ↓

Building and Executing a Successful Succession Plan Building and executing a successful succession plan is one of the most difficult tasks to accomplish.  Many owners experience extreme frustration when trying to execute succession plans and even abandon them after many

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Is the Desire to Leave Your Business to Your Family Dividing Or Unifying the Family?

Posted on February 5, 2013 by Michael Podolny No Comments ↓

Private business owners frequently have a strong desire to see their business legacy carried on by their families. Often this desire to pass the business to another generation brings out conflicts, stress and dissension among family members. How Deep Are

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Getting the Reward You Want and Deserve

Posted on December 18, 2012 by Michael Podolny No Comments ↓

Avoiding the Four Horsemen of The Business Owner’s Apocalypse – Getting the Reward You Want and Deserve – The Trinity of the Business Owner’s Salvation We’ve been discussing over the last five weeks four behaviors that consistently, time and again

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Detail (Lack of Respect For) – Fourth Horseman of the Business Owners’ Apocalypse

Posted on December 10, 2012 by Michael Podolny No Comments ↓

I get a lot of puzzled looks when I bring up this one.  Clearly I was stretching for a fourth Horseman wasn’t I?  But this last Horseman is yet more subtle and insidious than Disruption.  Because his is the Horseman

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Top Ten Family Business Succession Pitfalls

Posted on December 10, 2012 by Michael Podolny No Comments ↓

The topics that are affecting business owners of the baby boomer generation are not new.  And no one expert has all the answers, least of all myself.  I am constantly perusing the work of others to find things that broaden

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Disruption – Third Horseman of the Business Owners’ Apocalypse

Posted on November 28, 2012 by Michael Podolny No Comments ↓

I’ve been talking about a series of behaviors that again and again and again undermine business owners’ from achieving their ultimate rewards. I’ve called them the Four Horsemen of the Business Owner’s Apocalypse. We’ve discussed the first two, Denial and

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Delay – Second Horseman of the Business Owner’s Apocalypse

Posted on November 23, 2012 by Michael Podolny No Comments ↓

Denial as we discussed last time is the biggest and most prevalent of the Four Horsemen. But let’s say we get beyond our fears and denial and we actually say we’re going to commit to planning for how we finish

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Denial – First Horseman of the Business Owners’ Apocalypse

Posted on November 16, 2012 by Michael Podolny No Comments ↓

Denial is the first and the most dramatic of the Four Horsemen. It ties into a basic human quality of not wanting to deal with the difficult or the scary. And don’t kid yourself; talking about exit and succession is

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4 Factors Holding You Back From Your Exit Plan

Posted on November 7, 2012 by Michael Podolny No Comments ↓

More of how to have the exit you really want – Avoid the Four Horsemen of the Business Owners Apocalypse! We’re coming to the end of the year. For so many of business owners, 2012 has been one of recognizing

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