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Criticism Doesn’t Motivate #Succession

Richard Shrapnel's Orienteering Succession blog

‘I cannot believe how they could have made that decision. Have they got no brains at all? What were they thinking? Or were they just not thinking?’ How would you describe your current management style? Are you a screamer, shouting…

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Entrepreneurs Don’t Need Strategy

'Entrepreneurs Don't Need Strategy' by Richard Shrapnel

There is a myth that still rolls around that entrepreneurs don’t need strategy, they just get up and go. Or if they do have a strategy then it’s the ‘light’ version, as they don’t have time to waste. Nothing can…

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Goodbye Old Friends #succession

Richard Shrapnel's Orienteering Succession blog

‘I’ve been in business now for 40 years and I still have many of the people who started with me at my side. I feel obligated to them and need to protect them.’ Businesses are built on people and after…

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The Physics of Leadership

'The Physics Of Leadership' by Richard Shrapnel

Is someone who really wants to be a leader actually the wrong person for leadership because of that desire? Understanding the physics of leadership will provide the answer.   Active Knowledge Questions: Where do you look in your business to…

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Seeking Endorsement #Succession

Richard Shrapnel's Orienteering Succession blog

As parents, we are sometimes unaware of the relationship we build with our children and how that may impact their behaviour. This can become particularly obvious in family business succession. ‘I’ve spent my life building the business so that I…

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