Education & Skills

Credibility and Confidence

All businesses need skilled and talented employees and this is even more important for the next generation who want to take up their place in the family firm.

Understanding personal goals and aspirations (do I want to be in the business?) is vital, as well as identifying their natural talents.

Their input should be aligned with the objectives of the company and a personal and professional development plan will help them to visualise the future ahead by identifying where their skills need to be sharpened.

Being aware of their own strengths and weaknesses will also signpost and clarify how they can add real value to the business.

“Son, one day all of this will be yours”

Reading between the lines… “Actually, I haven’t got a clue what will happen as I haven’t made any plans. I’ve no idea when I want to retire and I’m not convinced yet if you have what it takes to run the business, so I’m keeping my options open.”