Victorio Consulting Blog - Thinking Outloud

Thinking Outloud: Musings and reflections from our adventures in succession and leadership coaching.

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Being "right" is no fun if you are all alone

As the owner of a family enterprise, you may be standing at the precipice of compromise – a hair’s breadth away from implementing a succession solution. But what is compromise? In a compromise, there are no winners. None. Every single person feels they are giving up elements of what they feel they deserve. Sometimes one person may get something another one wants, which also breeds jealousy, resentment, and suspicion. No one’s very happy. There is no win/win/win or even a win/lose occurring. This is a lose/lose/lose situation.
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The Entitled Son

I was flying home from a client meeting a few weeks ago. My seatmate was a robust grizzly-looking man in his mid-40’s, still dressed in his yellow slicker jacket that had KODIAC across the front. Unlike most, he offered his hand and introduced himself the moment I sat down. What should have been a very interesting conversation turned strange rather quickly…
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