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Reading List for Succession Planning

April 11, 2009
By: Sara Schafer, Farm Journal Media Business and Crops Editor

The following information is bonus material from Top Producer. It corresponds with the article "Pass On Your Values” by Linda Smith. You can find the article on page 20 in the Spring 2009 issue.
For more information on passing along your intangible legacy check out:
The Wealth of Your Life
Author: Susan Turnbull.
A step-by-step workbook that walks you through writing your ethical will.
Leaving Your Leadership Legacy
Author: Shane Yount, et al.
This book focuses more on leadership and culture within the business, using top corporations as examples.
Your Leadership Legacy
Authors: Marta Brooks, Julie Stark, and Sarah Caverhill.
"While there are many books that help leaders define their values, there is very little written to help them figure out how to live them courageously.” Brooks and Caverhill work for The Ken Blanchard Companies, a leadership development group.
Sharing Wisdom, Building Values: Letters from Family business Owners to Their Successors
Author: Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez.
At $79, this is not an inexpensive book, but its letters from family business owners the world over brings home that while every family business is unique, they also have much in common in terms of challenges and rewards.
Other Resources
Delaware Valley Family Business Center
Legacy by Design

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FEATURED IN: Top Producer - SPRING 2009
RELATED TOPICS: Beef, Web Extra, Magazine Extras

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