Prepare for the Day You Step Away

Prepare for the Day You Step Away

Leadership succession for founders of Evergreen companies.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 9:50am

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by Don Shaffer

There are so many ways for CEO succession plans to go wrong. Sometimes the old CEO is not really ready to let go or the new CEO isn’t properly prepared to take the reins. There can be factions; there can be mutinies. Missed communications and hurt feelings can set a company back for months or crater it altogether.

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