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Succession & The Family Home

Richard Shrapnel's Orienteering Succession blog

The family home is the hub in which the family grew and which holds many memories. Is it, however, a cornerstone for enduring family unity and growth? Does Distance Really Equal Disconnection? Parents generally like to have their children at…

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Cost Reduction, The Strategic Way

'Cost Reduction, The Strategic Way' by Richard Shrapnel

In leadership, if you find yourself in the position of having to dramatically reduce operating costs in your business, then in some way you’ve ‘screwed up’. How you now fix the problem and ensure it doesn’t happen again will be…

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So Who’s Your Favourite Child #succession

Richard Shrapnel's Orienteering Succession blog

So who’s your favourite child? And do you actually recognise the impact that may have on family unity? It’s almost a universal language in any family: ‘Oh, he or she is Dad’s or Mum’s favourite. They always have been. They…

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The Three Traits Of Exceptional Leaders

'The Three Traits Of Exceptional Leaders' by Richard Shrapnel

There are three traits that will determine whether someone will be an exceptional leader, and they are character, character and character. Failure to assess character correctly is to appoint a leader who will surely fail.   Active Knowledge Question: What…

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