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Our 360° Successor Assessment examines the 35 traits, competencies, and behaviors that are essential for a leader’s effectiveness.  Our assessment produces a comprehensive report showing a successor’s strengths and weaknesses.

Our Successor Development Program is the perfect solution for grooming a successor before taking over a business.  We assess their competence and work with them to develop their weaker areas.

Our Successor Recruiting Program finds great candidates to take over your business who have the necessary experience and expertise, have the right personality, and are well-aligned with the company’s culture.

Whether buying or selling a business, the strength of a leadership team impacts the value and attractiveness of a business.  We evaluate the team and provide a Leadership Team Summary backed by a detailed assessment of each leader.

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Compliance vs. Commitment

Compliance vs. Commitment

A successor who is only marginally effective will get compliance from his or her team (in contrast to an effective leader, who will get commitment). […]

Trouble on the Horizon

New Research Shows an Unusual Problem on the M&A Horizon

Everyone’s heard about how Baby Boomer business owners will be retiring, and the wave of business successions/exits that will occur as a result of those […]

Successor Development

Why Effectively Developing Your Own Successor is Nearly Impossible

More and more business owners are finding that selling their company to an outsider is becoming increasingly difficult.  As a result, they’re realizing that selling […]

Selling a Business

Planning on Selling Your Business? Think Again…

Everyone’s heard about how Baby Boomer business owners will be retiring and the wave of business successions/exits that will occur as a result of those […]

Four Stages

The Four Stages of Successor Development

In order for a successor to successfully take ownership of a company and lead it into the future, he or she must transition through four […]