Succession Planning

Why Some Founding CEOs Demote Themselves

Nymi founder and former CEO Karl Martin with his company's pulse-measuring band. Photo: Chris Young/CP

As your company grows, management and day-to-day operations replace vision and product in your schedule. One entrepreneur's smart solution

When the Best Thing You Can Do for Your Business is to Quit

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Conscientious CEOs must be prepared to walk the plank for the greater good in the event of a scandal

3 Crucial Steps to Installing a Worthy Successor


A good leader knows how to make an exit. What to do when the time to leave your business draws near

3 Expensive Tax Traps and How to Avoid Them


Your business structure could leave you owing a lot of money. How to escape these snares

5 Tested Tips for Succeeding a Legendary Leader


You're taking the top job from a fabled founder or company icon. Here’s how to build your own success story

Will a Buyer Actually Want Your Employees?


7 ways to improve the quality of your staff and make your business more attractive to acquirers

Don’t Let Your Family Destroy Your Business


Succession planning, billionaire edition

Don’t Build Your Transition Plan on Sand

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Change is scary, but the effects of inaction can be even more dangerous. Don't let wilful blindness trip you up.

A Second-Generation Success Story: Linda Hasenfratz at Linamar

Linamar CEO Linda Hasenfratz

Linda Hasenfratz had to fill big shoes: her father's. Her apprenticeship at Linamar helped her succeed.

Lessons in Staging a Comeback From a Brain-Damaged CEO

Jonathan Goodman of Knight Therepeutics

Jonathan Goodman built Paladin Labs into Canada's smartest drug company. Then he nearly died. Don't bet he can't build another one.