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None of us are going to make it out of this life alive.
How’s that for an uplifting description of a podcast episode?
Seriously though, how many of us live as though we’re going to live forever and therefore put off one of the most important parts of our lives until it’s nearly too late?
I’m talking about succession planning. Who will succeed you in what you’re currently doing? How will it continue after you’re gone?
That’s the topic of this episode.
My guest, Steve McKee is the co-founder of McKee Wallwork, a nationally recognized marketing advisory firm that helps stalled, stuck, and stale organizations generate new momentum.
He is the author of When Growth Stalls: How it Happens, Why You’re Stuck and What to Do About It, an award-winning business book now published in four languages, and Power Branding: Leveraging the Success of the World’s Best Brands, which New York Times bestselling author Jay Baer called “the definitive book on modern branding” that “should be mandatory reading in every business school in America.”
Steve’s new book, Turns: Where Business is Won and Lost, will be released in Q1, 2023.
McKee Wallwork made the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America in its first year of eligibility and has twice won the prestigious Effie Award for marketing effectiveness from the American Marketing Association.
Steve was a Businessweek.com columnist for a decade and currently writes a popular monthly column for SmartBrief on Leadership. He has been published or quoted in The New York Times, USA Today, Forbes.com, Investor’s Business Daily, and The Los Angeles Times, among others, and has appeared on CNBC, ESPN2, CNNfn, Bloomberg, and network television affiliates across America.
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