David C. Bentall the Founder of Next Step Advisors and has been advising family enterprises for over 25 years joins Enterprise Radio. His new book, Dear Younger Me: Wisdom for Family Enterprise Successors.
This episode of Enterprise Radio is on association with the Author Channel.
- You are candid about the regrets you have from early in your career. What message does “Dear Younger Me” share from your reflections?
- What overall wisdom do you hope younger generations take from the book to forge better paths in their early careers?
- Can you share an example of how you learned and developed one of the interpersonal character traits?
- Why do many of our leadership role models not serve us well?
- In what way does our preparation of emerging business leaders fall short?
- You’ve spent a good part of your career advising clients who are part of a family enterprise. What particular issues do these types of companies tend to wrestle with?
- We’ve just now witnessed succession in Britain’s royal family where there’s no criterion to meet beyond birth order and bloodline. What criteria need to be met for successors to a family enterprise?
David C. Bentall is founder of Next Step Advisors and has been advising family enterprises for over 25 years. He has also personally experienced succession in his family’s real estate and construction businesses. Additionally, he is a gifted author, coach, speaker and facilitator. His new book,Dear Younger Me: Wisdom for Family Enterprise Successors(Castle Quay Books, May 3, 2021), explores the character traits critical for navigating the interpersonal demands of a family business enterprise.
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