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Comprehensive and Coordinated, Part 1

A comprehensive succession plan is comprised of four separate, yet interrelated building blocks---Financial Security, Ownership Transition, Leadership Structure, and the Estate Plan. Due to their situation, it was very important to start with an analysis of John and Sara’s financial security. Logic dictates that until someone is reasonably comfortable with their financial situation, and the means of support for the rest of their lives, they won’t be willing to make the decisions and take the actions necessary for succession.

Irrelevance, really?

In his weblog of August 13, 2013, Morrison explains his rationale for ‘seeking irrelevance.’ As the founder he realizes that in order for the business to continue beyond his watch, he’ll have to transition the ownership and management to a well-prepared next generation. As a leader, part of his responsibility is to encourage future leaders in the firm to step up, become accountable, and even make mistakes.