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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.
From Legacy Moment (12/16/2011).
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Leadership is the core of every business. Without it, there is no growth, no development, no business. With it, anything is possible. Success favors the agile. It shines on those who are adaptable, who demonstrate the capabilities necessary to thrive, despite an uncertain future. Succession planning for the next chapter in a vibrant business is critical to lasting value and long-term success.
What have you done so far to ensure a lasting legacy? Are your family members aware of your intentions? Do your successors have a plan for professional development, and are you part of the process? Check out the Leadership Development Action Plan on the Legacy Project website. This action plan is designed to help current leaders and next-generation leaders devise a professional development plan.
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