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Where’s My Million Dollars?

Where’s My Million Dollars?

Advertising can be both entertaining and informative.  But what about when it is downright depressing? Take the series of ads in print, digital or radio/audio/TV that are from some financial institution telling us all that to retire comfortably we have to have $1...

Exit Planning: Decision

Exit Planning: Decision

As with any journey, getting to a decision phase is what we all work toward. After discovering the value of your company and the expectations of your personal finances, formulating a plan, the time or execution of “getting to done” is nigh upon you. In the decision...

Exit Planning: Preparation

Exit Planning: Preparation

Preparation and planning are hallmarks of success.  Having a plan before taking action is preferable to not. Imagine this: ready, fire, aim! In the preparation phase of our value acceleration methodology, we take the data gathered in the discovery phase and put it...

Exit Planning: Discovery

Exit Planning: Discovery

As you begin the voyage of discovering the value of your company, you need to start right there: in the mode of discovery. This phase takes two paths: Business valuation Assessment of your personal financials By taking each of these components separately a clear...

Exit Planning: Following a Process

Exit Planning: Following a Process

Making the decision to keep or divest yourself of your business is a big step in business owner’s life.  It might be because you are ready to retire or exit or you might want to be passing the business on to a new generation.  Or you’ve just outgrown the business. ...

Improving on Your Leadership Style and Approach

Improving on Your Leadership Style and Approach

Having the ability to lead a group of people or an organization is so very important.  It takes vision, motivation, creativity, empathy and a servant’s heart. We all have some level of leadership ability. Yet, do you have the ability to improve on what you...

Summarizing the Four Drivers

Summarizing the Four Drivers

We’ve talked in this space individually about the four drivers of a successful transition.  Let’s finish this series up by putting the four all in one place and tying them together. As you recall from earlier blogs and a recent workshop, the four drivers are: Creating...

Fashioning a Team Environment

Fashioning a Team Environment

Before you get into too much of hurry to flee from your company, are things in place that will allow you to depart? Delegated authority? Check. Flat organization? Check. Company sufficiently “you proofed?” Created a team environment?  Wait a minute… Oh, yeah.  Have...

Affirming Personal Detachment

Affirming Personal Detachment

If you founded your business and have been involved in it from Day 1, then you are truly invested in the enterprise.  It’s hard to step away, even for lunch. However, for your health and the health of the company, you need to consider how to detach yourself from the...

Building an Environment of Structural Flexibility

Building an Environment of Structural Flexibility

Every organization needs to have some structure.  If, for nothing else, to allow for how things get done.  But the days of rigid structure in an organization are gone. Particularly if you want to be able to not have the organization be too dependent on any one person....