The term Continuity Planning is slowly but surely replacing the expression “succession planning”, because it has much more positive connotations and makes people think more about what they want to stay the same over the long term.
“If you own a family business and want to read a fun book on how to become a business family you will enjoy this one. It is written from the business owner perspective and is straightforward. I’ve shared my copy with a number of people.”
“SHIFT” is short but should not be read quickly. It’s personal, well structured, easily read, funnels the best of ideas from industry experts and, above all, provides the direction to make change happen. On the downside, the tone is sometimes lofty requiring some highly successful entrepreneurs to check their ego as they move through the book.
I have been the owner of a mid-sized business for the past sixteen years and know a number of other business owners/ families. Given this, I can say with confidence that Steve asks some pointed questions: “Who will run the family business? Who will own it” How will everyone work together”. Not easy questions to answer but “SHIFT” provides outstanding guidance and is well worth the investment in reading time.
Finally, the hardest hitting reason to read “SHIFT” is: “Making good decisions is about taking control while all the options are still available”. Buying “SHIFT” today is a good Start.
If you are in a Family Business or you deal with a Family Business, and you are so busy that you cannot see the forest because of the trees, I would highly recommend you take some time and read this book. It reads very quickly and feels as if you are having a conversation with a friend of the family who understands what you are going through because he has gone through it with his own family. Very enlightening, very clear, and actually fun to read!
I strongly recommend anyone that has a family business to read this book. Steve Legler will open your eyes as to what it takes to run a successful family business all while keeping family harmony. He provides lots of tips and advice in a way that is easy to understand. You can really feel his enthusiasm in the way he writes, and how he is committed to helping business families create the legacy and family spirit they really want.