Successful Succession in a Family Business

by Henry Hutcheson

It’s wonderful to be able to work with your children and imagine them taking the reins some day. But it requires a careful strategy. Seventy percent of all businesses are family businesses in the United States, but only two thirds survive past the first generation. Why? There’s a myth surrounding family businesses that sets them up for failure. If you want your children to … [More]

Ops for Giving Back Foster Next-Gen Leadership

by Mike Hunter

CariClub helps firms keep their employees fulfilled and attract top talent by providing them with associate board positions across philanthropic organizations. It is a unique online platform, strategically positioned at the intersection of corporate citizenship and professional networking, that helps firms connect with their millennial workforce and provides an avenue to help … [More]

Beyond Performance 2.0

by Mike Hunter

Leaders aren’t short on access to change management advice, but the jury has long been out as to which approach is the best one to follow. With the publication of Beyond Performance 2.0, the verdict is well and truly in. By applying the approach detailed by authors Scott Keller and Bill Schaninger, leaders can more than double their odds of success — from 30 percent to almost … [More]

Fear and Consequences

by Kyle M.K.

The all-hands meeting was called abruptly on a Friday afternoon and the entire staff shuffled into the largest conference room. Ten chairs for 30 employees. No one knew what was happening but all had a concerned look on their face. For the nine months prior, everyone in the company had worked harder than they ever had before in their career. They believed in the company’s … [More]

Unlocking Your Company’s Hero Potential 

by Jeffrey Hayzlett

An idea can come from anywhere, or anyone — from the C-suite to the mailroom. Leaders don’t have a monopoly on innovation and strategic ideas. However, many people are afraid to innovate because they’re afraid to fail.  Don’t be afraid to fail!  Throughout my career, I’ve bought and sold more than 250 business and handled billions of dollars in transactions, and one of … [More]