Succession Blog

As Seen in Multi-Unit Franchisee Report – Plan Now for the Other Side of the Pandemic

2020-06-17T10:19:36-05:00By |Succession Blog|

As we begin to see the first signs of the economy opening from the global pandemic meltdown of the last few months, it makes sense to look at your business through a different lens. Now is the time to plan for the other side. If you wish to come out of this pandemic with [...]

As Seen in Digital Dealer – How Do You Diagnose and Mend a Broken Culture?

2020-06-12T12:52:36-05:00By |Succession Blog|

Every organization has a culture. It’s the collective personality of the people who represent you daily. In short, every culture has some appeal, some cracks, and some rough edges. So, how do you patch the cracks and smooth the rough edges? You ask a few simple questions, you unfilter the responses, and you take [...]

As Seen in Digital Dealer – Feeling Family Pressure? How to Overcome Mismatched Expectations

2020-06-12T12:29:11-05:00By |Succession Blog|

In working with families to help understand perceived issues, one of the first steps I take is to determine if they are on the same page. Do they value and want the same things for the family and the business? If not, there is a disconnect and more of a challenge in matching expectations. [...]

As Seen in Multi-Unit Franchisee Report – Conflict Is Inevitable, Here’s How To Navigate It

2020-06-02T09:03:17-05:00By |Succession Blog|

Conflict is a given in life. No two people agree on every angle of every subject. In emotionally bonded relationships like family and or business partnerships, differences of opinion carry more weight and often leads to conflict. There are some underlying reasons for these responses to our differences, which is probably subject matter for [...]

As Seen in Multi-Unit Franchisee Report – Effective Communication In The Family Business During A Crisis Like Covid-19

2020-05-19T09:48:51-05:00By |Succession Blog|

Combining family and business is challenging and can be frustrating when things are going well, but when a crisis like Covid-19 hits...pressure builds and emotions can blow sky high. You can't run a business like a family, and you can't run a family like a business. During difficult times family members need each others' [...]

As Seen in Multi-Unit Franchisee Report – How the OODA Loop Can Help You Lead in a Time of Crisis

2020-05-05T12:41:04-05:00By |Succession Blog|

In a time of crisis, one thing our employees need most is for us to lead. What we learn from leaders is that in a time of crisis, decision-making can be the hardest part of being a leader. The OODA Loop was created by a military strategist named John Boyd, who also happened to [...]

The 100MPH Fast Ball – Leading When Crisis Hits

2020-05-06T08:17:50-05:00By |Leading Your Business Through Transition, Succession Blog|

When a 100-mph fastball is thrown at your head, pretty good chance you’re going to end up on your butt trying to get out of the way! That’s what COVID-19 felt like when overnight our lives got turned upside down. But, my partner Jeff Bannon, who played 9 years of professional baseball, said, you [...]