Sep 15, 2010
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
Ron 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.
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