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    • THE 5 CRITICAL SUCCESSION CONVERSATIONS

  • Conversation Guides
    • FOUNDATION CONVERSATION: ARE WE A MATCH?

    • YOU ARE THE SUCCESSOR (SIMILAR EXPERTISE) – Guide 2

    • YOU ARE THE SUCCESSOR (DIFFERENT EXPERTISE) – Guide 3

    • YOU ARE NOT THE SUCCESSOR; THERE’S ANOTHER ROLE – Guide 4

    • YOU ARE NOT THE SUCCESSOR; THERE’S NO ROLE – Guide 5

    • YOU ARE NOT THE SUCCESSOR; WE’LL HIRE EXTERNALLY – Guide 6

    • CHOOSING FROM MANY POTENTIAL SUCCESSORS – Guide 7

    • DON’T WANT TO TAKE OVER; WANT A ROLE – Guide 8

    • DON’T WANT TO TAKE OVER ; DON’T WANT ANY ROLE – Guide 9

    • HANDLING MULTIPLE SUCCESSORS – Guide 10

    • I NEED MORE SUPPORT – Guide 11

    • I NEED MORE FREEDOM TO OPERATE – Guide 12

    • YOU ARE UNDERPERFORMING – Guide 13

    • WE NEED TO INNOVATE – Guide 14

    • YOUR VISION WILL KILL MY BUSINESS – Guide 15

    • BOUNDARIES – Guide 16

    • I AM SELLING THE BUSINESS – Guide 17

    • YOU SHOULD SELL THE BUSINESS – Guide 18

  • Coaching
    • 1:1 COACHING

BOOK

THE 5 CRITICAL SUCCESSION CONVERSATIONS helps families in in business transition the business from owner to heir successfully while keeping the family in tact and not making assumptions about the each other's intentions.

If you want to be rest assured of a balanced approach that considers the needs of both the business and family, have peace of mind from being able to anticipate the potentially difficult conversations in a business handover, and confidently prepare for and master these difficult conversations to ensure that your business handover is smooth and successful... then this is the most important book you'll ever purchase!

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CONVERSATION GUIDES

FOUNDATION CONVERSATION: ARE WE A MATCH?

The Foundation Conversation: Are We A Match? Guide is one of our best sellers. It is for families in business that need to find out whether the owner and successor’s goals are aligned, and gauge the level of the successor’s interest in taking over the business from the owner without making assumptions about each other’s intentions.

If you are at the beginning of your succession journey and want to: have peace of mind from not having to figure the steps of this critical foundation conversation out on your own; do it in your own time at a fraction of the cost of 1:1 coaching; and confidently navigate the conversation, course-correcting if things don’t go as planned, then this is the most important conversation guide you’ll purchase! It's also one of our top sellers. 

Crafted by an organizational psychologist, Succession Strength Conversation Guides help family businesses navigate difficult conversations. Now it’s time for you to decide to not make assumptions about each other’s intentions! Your business and family depend on it. Order Now!

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YOU ARE THE SUCCESSOR (SIMILAR EXPERTISE) - Guide 2

The You Are The Successor with Similar Expertise Conversation Guide is for business owners who need to communicate the successor decision while providing support for the selected successor who shares similar work expertise to the owner. As the owner, your successor may face resistance when stepping into your shoes. This guide helps the owner tactfully communicate the decision of who will manage the business and support successor without any ambiguity. This conversation guide addresses:
  • Managing the resistance a successor might be expected
  • What new role(s), if any, the owner will now assume
Crafted by an organizational psychologist, Succession Strength Conversation Guides help family businesses navigate difficult conversations. Confidently navigate the conversation in your own time and at a fraction of the cost of 1:1 coaching; course-correcting if things don't go as planned! Order Now!

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YOU ARE THE SUCCESSOR (DIFFERENT EXPERTISE) - Guide 3

The You are the Successor with Different Expertise Conversation Guide is for business owners who need to communicate the successor decision while providing support for the selected successor who has different expertise from the outgoing owner. It helps instill a sense of confidence in stakeholders who may be concerned about the new successor.

Is there a lack of confidence in the successor as he/she steps into their new role with different skills from you? This Conversation Guide helps the owner tactfully communicate the decision of who will manage the business going forward and help the successor integrate into the new role. It addresses:

  1. Who is in charge when both owner and successor are working in the business after the decision has been communicated?
  2. What should we do if additional expertise is required?
  3. When should full control be handed over to the successor?

Crafted by an organizational psychologist, Succession Strength Conversation Guides help family businesses navigate difficult conversations. Confidently navigate this conversation in your own time at a fraction of the cost of 1:1 coaching, course-correcting if things don't go as planned. Order Now!

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YOU ARE NOT THE SUCCESSOR; THERE'S ANOTHER ROLE - Guide 4

This You Are Not The Successor; There’s Another Role Conversation Guide is for business owners who want to avoid conflict and disagreements in the family that could result from rejecting a successor for the top position and assigning them a role that they see as less glamorous.

As owner, you may need to reject a succession candidate as a contender for filling your shoes.  They may not initially appreciate the role that you offer instead. This conversation guide helps the owner tactfully communicate the decision of who will manage the business going forward. It addresses managing:

  1. Any negative feelings of an individual who is assigned a lower position in the company than they would like;
  2. The relationship between the successor and person who was not selected;
  3. Communication of a potential career path for the rejected successor along with how they may access opportunities for advancement within the organization.

Crafted by an organizational psychologist, Succession Strength Conversation Guides help family businesses navigate difficult conversations. This comprehensive self-help guide makes it easy to confidently navigate the conversation and course-correct if things don’t go as planned.  Order Now!

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YOU ARE NOT THE SUCCESSOR; THERE'S NO ROLE - Guide 5

This You Are Not The Successor; There’s No Other Role Conversation Guide helps family business owners eager to avoid conflict that could hurt both the business AND the family by rejecting a potential successor from the top role while also letting them know that there are no other roles available.

As owner, you may need to reject a succession candidate as a contender for filling your shoes. There may also not be another role available for them in the business.This conversation guide helps the family business owner to tactfully communicate the decision of who will manage the business going forward without any ambiguity. It addresses: 

  1. Preserving a positive relationship between the owner and the rejected individual.
  2. Supporting the rejected individual in their pursuit of a new career outside the company.
  3. Working together to create a positive story around the succession decision.

Crafted by an organizational psychologist, Succession Strength Conversation Guides help family businesses navigate difficult conversations. Flexible and self-guided, this conversation guide helps owners have the conversation with confidence on their own time and at a fraction of the cost of 1:1 coaching. Order Now!

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YOU ARE NOT THE SUCCESSOR; WE'LL HIRE EXTERNALLY - Guide 6

The You Are Not The Successor; We’ll Hire Externally Conversation Guide helps family business owners avoid disruptive family conflict while communicating the rejection of a succession candidate from the top role and assumption of the role from someone outside the family.

As owner, you may need to reject a succession candidate as a contender for filling your shoes and hire externally - bringing someone in from outside the family to run the business. This guide helps the owner tactfully communicate the decision of who will manage the business going forward. It addresses:

  1. Determining whether the rejected individual’s feelings pose any risk to the business and managing them accordingly;
  2. Communicating the best options for the individual’s role in the business going forward.

Crafted by an organizational psychologist, Succession Strength Conversation Guides help family businesses navigate difficult conversations. This comprehensive self-help guide allows family business owners to confidently navigate the conversation, course correcting if things don’t go as planned. Order Now!

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CHOOSING FROM MANY POTENTIAL SUCCESSORS - Guide 7

This Choosing From Many Potential Successors Conversation Guide helps family business owners avoid disagreements in the family while selecting a successor from a field of many potential candidates.

As owner, you may need to select a successor from many potential candidates. This conversation guide helps the owner tactfully communicate the decision of who will manage the business going forward. It addresses how to:

  1. Fairly involve all interested successors regardless of closeness to each potential candidate.
  2. Select a leader from multiple potential successor candidates.
  3. Deal with conflict among succession candidates.
  4. Deal with unqualified or under-qualified candidates.

Crafted by an organizational psychologist, Succession Strength Conversation Guides help family businesses navigate difficult conversations. Confidently navigate this conversation in your own time at a fraction of the cost of 1:1 coaching. Order Now!

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DON'T WANT TO TAKE OVER; WANT A ROLE - Guide 8

This Don't Want To Take Over; Want A Role Conversation Guide helps successors who want to communicate their decision to decline the role to take over but still work in the business without creating any conflict in the family or business.

As a succession candidate, you may need to reject the offer to lead the business but may still want to work in it. This guide helps the successor clearly communicate the decision to not lead the business. At the same time, it helps them manage the expectations and sensitivities of all stakeholders in the business, including the owner. It addresses:

  1. Preserving the relationship, and keep the door open for potentially taking over at a later time.
  2. What to do if company problems prevent a potential successor from wanting to take the role.
  3. Handling a potential successor who is only interested in low responsibility positions.

Crafted by an organizational psychologist, Succession Strength Conversation Guides help family businesses navigate difficult conversations. Flexible and self-guided, this conversation guide helps owners have the conversation with confidence on their own time and at a fraction of the cost of 1:1 coaching. Order Now!

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DON'T WANT TO TAKE OVER ; DON'T WANT ANY ROLE - Guide 9

This Don't Want To Take Over; Don't Want Any Role Conversation Guide helps family business successors avoid conflict when communicating their decision to decline the offer to lead and work in the business.

As a succession candidate, you may need to communicate a decision to decline both the role for the top position or any other role in the business. This guide helps the successor clearly articulate the decision to not lead the business while managing the expectations and sensitivities of all stakeholders in the business, including the owner. It addresses:

  1. Dealing with conflicting views on the desirability of running the business.
  2. Handling the successor’s business decision so that it does not jeopardize the family relationship.
  3. Dealing with potential impact of scandal at the decision not to run the company.

Crafted by an organizational psychologist, Succession Strength Conversation Guides help family businesses navigate difficult conversations. This comprehensive self-help guide makes it easy for successors to confidently navigate the conversation to reject the offer to lead and work in the business and course-correct if things don’t go as planned.  Order Now!

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HANDLING MULTIPLE SUCCESSORS - Guide 10

This Handling Multiple Successors Conversation Guide helps owners avoid conflict in the business AND family by making sure that multiple family members who have a role in the business, work together without jealousy or fighting. This conversation guide helps manage issues related to performance and the reality of life during and after the succession transition. It addresses:

  1. Managing family members who follow traditional operations versus those who want to innovate.
  2. Allocating equity to family members who, temporarily, cannot contribute as much as initially agreed.
  3. Guiding family members on handling informal channels of communication within the business.

Crafted by an organizational psychologist, Succession Strength Conversation Guides help family businesses navigate difficult conversations. Flexible and self-guided, this guide helps owners have the conversation with confidence on their own time and at a fraction of the cost of 1:1 coaching. Order Now!

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I NEED MORE SUPPORT - Guide 11

The I Need More Support Conversation Guide helps family business successors ask for additional support from the owner or others even after the transition while overcoming imposter-syndrome and being taken seriously in the role. This conversation guide helps the successor overcome barriers to settling into the new role during and after the succession transition. It addresses:

  1. Navigating informal channels that may be hurting my efforts.
  2. Being taken more seriously in this new role.
  3. Getting help identifying gaps in my knowledge or skills.
  4. Overcoming imposter syndrome or real under-qualification for this role.

Crafted by an organizational psychologist, Succession Strength Conversation Guides help family businesses navigate difficult conversations. This comprehensive self-help guide allows successors to confidently navigate the conversation, course correcting if things don’t go as planned. Order Now!

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I NEED MORE FREEDOM TO OPERATE - Guide 12

The I Need More Freedom to Operate Conversation Guide helps family business successors avoid stress and conflict when asking for more freedom to operate from the owner or others in their new role. This conversation guide helps the successor manage issues related to the reality of life during and after the succession transition. It addresses:

  1. Making the past owner aware of his/her restrictive presence.
  2. Stopping the past owner making decisions that are the successor’s to make.
  3. Stopping the past owner from undermining the successor to key stakeholders.

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YOU ARE UNDERPERFORMING - Guide 13

The You Are Underperforming Conversation Guide is one of our top sellers. It helps owners avoid disruption and conflict in the business and family while holding successors accountable. This conversation guide helps a business owner manage issues related to the successor who is underperforming. It addresses what to do when:

  1. Key stakeholders are unhappy with the successor.
  2. Business operations are suffering.
  3. Sales are suffering.

Crafted by an organizational psychologist, Succession Strength Conversation Guides help family businesses navigate difficult conversations. This conversation guide is self-help but still comprehensive allowing owners to confidently navigate the conversation in their own time, course-correcting if things don't go as planned.  Order Now!

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WE NEED TO INNOVATE - Guide 14

This We Need to Innovate Conversation Guide helps owners and successors avoid conflict and disruption while considering new ideas or innovations for the business. A family business owner may be reluctant to accept or try new ideas or innovations. This conversation guide helps a business owner and successor manage consideration of new ideas. It addresses:

  1. Innovating in a way that still protects the heritage of the business.
  2. Introducing innovation into a business that is not broken.
  3. Agreeing on the acceptable amount of risk involved with the innovation.
  4. Agreeing on areas that should not be changed.

Crafted by an organizational psychologist, Succession Strength Conversation Guides help family businesses navigate difficult conversations. Flexible and self-guided, this guide helps owners and successors have the conversation with confidence on their own time and at a fraction of the cost of 1:1 coaching. Order Now!

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YOUR VISION WILL KILL MY BUSINESS - Guide 15

The Your Vision Will Kill My Business Conversation Guide helps family business owners manage change while avoiding conflict and disruption in the business and family.  It helps by overcoming resistance to changing ways of operating during and or after the succession transition and communicating concerns to the successor. A business owner may be resistant to changing ways of operating during and or after a succession transition. This conversation guide helps a business owner and successor manage change and the reality of life during and after the succession. It addresses:

  1. Understanding the successor’s motivations for changing how things are done.
  2. Dealing with sensitivities the owner may have regarding their legacy.
  3. The amount of creative freedom that a successor should have.

Crafted by an organizational psychologist, Succession Strength Conversation Guides help family businesses navigate difficult conversations. This comprehensive self-help guide allows owners to confidently navigate the conversation, course correcting if things don’t go as planned. Order Now!

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BOUNDARIES - Guide 16

This Boundaries Conversation Guide is one of our top sellers. It helps both the owner and successor avoid conflict in the family and business by communicating to set healthy boundaries to help manage the reality of life in the family business and overcome feelings of overwhelm.

Working in the family business may be overwhelming for family members when life is the business and business becomes life. This conversation guide helps a business owner and successor set healthy boundaries to help manage life in the family business. It addresses:

  1. Letting the owner know that I am feeling overwhelmed by family overexposure.
  2. Managing intrusive behavior from other family members.
  3. Working together as a family to create balance between work and our personal lives.

Crafted by an organizational psychologist, Succession Strength Conversation Guides help family businesses navigate difficult conversations. Flexible and self-guided, this guide helps owners and successors have the conversation with confidence on their own time and at a fraction of the cost of 1:1 coaching. Order Now!

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I AM SELLING THE BUSINESS - Guide 17

The I Am Selling The Business Conversation Guide helps family business owners avoid conflict within the family or business when communicating the decision to sell or close the business. At times, the owner may need to communicate the decision to sell the business. This conversation guide helps the business through communicating the tough decision to sell or close the family business with tact and empathy. It addresses:

  1. Dealing with the emotional impact of this decision on the family.
  2. How to go about the sale while considering its potential impact on the family, workforce, and community.
  3. Determining whether selling is the best option.

Crafted by an organizational psychologist, Succession Strength Conversation Guides help family businesses navigate difficult conversations. This comprehensive self-help guide allows business owners to confidently navigate the conversation, course correcting if things don’t go as planned. Order Now!

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YOU SHOULD SELL THE BUSINESS - Guide 18

This You Should Sell The Business Conversation Guide helps successors or other persons avoid disruption when communicating to the owner that it might be time to close or sell the business. At times, family members or other loved ones may need to convince the owner that it is time to sell the family business. This conversation guide helps the business through the tough decision to sell or close the family business with tact and empathy. It addresses:

  1. Whether selling is really the best option.
  2. Involving the owner in the sale process.
  3. Weighing the owner’s wishes against those of the stakeholder(s) in the sale process.

Crafted by an organizational psychologist, Succession Strength Conversation Guides help family businesses navigate difficult conversations. Flexible and self-guided, this guide helps successors or other persons have the conversation with confidence on their own time and at a fraction of the cost of 1:1 coaching. Order Now!

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COACHING

1:1 COACHING

If you want to quickly understand issues that will prevent your business from being handed over smoothly, reopen the lines of communication, work through difficult conversations, and create a sound plan to prepare the successor to take over the business from the current owner... then this is the most important coaching you'll ever purchase for your business!

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