Leadership for Growth
As you begin to consider succession planning objectives, these 20 statements may help you to identify your key priorities and potential first steps.
Please enter the appropriate number in the right hand column.
4 -Mostly Agree
3 -Neither Agree / Disagree
2 -Mostly Disagree
Interpreting Your Score:
85 – 100
This score may indicate a willingness to make the commitments necessary for transition. It may also point to over-confidence and/or a lack of empathy for familial tension.
70 – 84
This score reflects a healthy respect for the complexity of succession planning, yet maintains a realistic concern for the family’s ability to create a positive outcome.
55 – 69
This score demonstrates humility and a realistic expectation regarding personal and familial readiness. The family may experience some significant breakthroughs and continual progress in the quest for creating a lasting legacy.
40 – 54
This score indicates a need for open discussion among active family members regarding succession intentions. The next course of action should include family meetings to discuss goals related to succession for the owner, the family, and the farm.
This score points to multiple concerns; the process of succession planning may be premature at this time. Additional assessments, personal counsel and specific plans of action may help to improve the situation.
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