Month: June 2017

  • Influential Leadership – Become the Happy Warrior

    June 12, 2017

    In a recent Harvard Business Review article, “Connect, Then Lead,” authors Cuddy, Kohut and Neffinger tackle the 500 year old question, “Is it better to be loved or feared?” In their research, they discovered that the answer is BOTH.  When we judge others as leaders, we look at two characteristics: how lovable they are (their […]

  • Succession Planning and Conflict: Should We Start or Not?

    June 5, 2017

    I often meet owners who have concerns about succession planning due to conflict with their successors.  Sometimes the conflict occurs because of a misalignment in plans for the business, and for others it is conflict within the family.  Their concern is whether to start succession planning or do nothing and let the estate plan take […]