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Kevin Spafford is Farm Journal’s succession planning expert for the Farm Journal Legacy Project.  He hosts the nationally-televised ‘Leave a Legacy’ TV, facilitates an ongoing series of workshops for farm families across the U.S., and is the author of Legacy by Design: Succession Planning for Agribusiness Owners.

Crucial Conversations

Sep 15, 2010
From Legacy Moment eNewsletter (09/10/2010)
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In the succession planning process, nothing is more important than the family meeting. Achieving multigenerational success is based on good communication, common objectives, and appropriate relationships. In the latest episode of “Leave a Legacy” TV, I had the pleasure of visiting with McMillan   Crucial ConversationsRon McMillan, co-author of Crucial Conversations, Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High
In our round table discussion, Ron suggests how to prepare for the family meeting. He talks about creating a safe environment and listening for better understanding. You can watch the show; download the Family Meeting tool and Conversation Starters; and pick up a copy of Ron’s book.
If your family operation is the most important asset in the family---it provides your lifestyle, supports your standard of living, and sustains your traditions---then you must be diligent in your efforts to preserve it as a legacy for the next generation. Mastering crucial conversations is an important step on the road to success.
News & Resource Links:
See author Ron McMillan’s interview with Kevin Spafford on this week’s episode of Leave a Legacy TV.  (Watch archived Legacy TV episodes.)
Tools from the Legacy Project: Conversation Starters and The Family Meeting
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COMMENTS (1 Comments)

Clemie - Summertown, TN
We are now having to go to court before the farm can be handed down over his right to use our road to get to his house. He wants us to repair a road up to $5,000 and give him a permanent lease to use the road, plus building a garage on our property to house his vehicles.. Have you ever had any thing like this happen to you? Thanks
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