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Succession Planning in Family Business (redux)


I haven’t written about succession planning in family-owned businesses in a while, but the topic continues to interest me. (It was a significant issue in the novel I wrote, Playing the Game.) When should a company founder select a family … Continue reading

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Tips for Succession Planning in a Family Business


I wrote about the topic of succession planning a few months ago, but I continue to find the topic fascinating. Succession planning in any size business is critical, and when family dynamics enter the picture, the risks are greater. After … Continue reading

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Succession Planning: Developing Future CEOs


I’ve been interested in succession planning throughout most of my career. As many readers of this blog know, my novel Playing the Game deals in part with CEO succession in a family-owned business—an issue the organization was not prepared for … Continue reading

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Succession Planning in a Family Business: When No One Is Ready


I’ve mentioned before (see here and here) that one of the conflicts in my novel, Playing the Game, is succession planning behind the CEO who is injured at the beginning of the book. What should a family-owned business do, when none … Continue reading

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Key Issues to Consider in Succession Planning


The novel I am writing centers on a family-owned business in which the CEO is suddenly injured and unavailable. He had not developed a succession plan for himself prior to becoming incapacitated.  And the business depended on him to resolve … Continue reading

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When Your CEO Dies


I’ve been interested in succession planning since my early years in Human Resources—and particularly in succession planning at the top of the house. Perhaps that’s why my novel, Playing the Game, begins with a CEO near death and the impact … Continue reading

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The Lonely Role of Human Resources Professionals


“I don’t think I can ever join their book club,” an HR acquaintance of mine told me one time about a group of employees in her division who socialized together. “I know too much.” I was also in Human Resources … Continue reading

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How Trends in Corporate Governance Vary for Smaller Firms


I work mostly with smaller organizations, especially family-run companies, but I’m interested in corporate governance trends at larger institutions. I’ve written before about why privately held companies might want independent boards of directors. What is good for large institutions is … Continue reading

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Four Tips on Engaging Employees Through Storytelling


In her white paper, Increase the Engagement and Effectiveness of Your Training Through the Power of Story, professional trainer and coach Pamela Slim says: “No matter the substance of our topic, powerful stories can make training more engaging, relevant and … Continue reading

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A Novel Approach to Training and Development


As the end of the year approaches, managers and HR professionals responsible for training activities might want something unusual for their development programs and opportunities. Might I suggest using a novel to provoke workplace discussions about management and leadership issues? … Continue reading

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