Leadership Alignment, Succession & Risk Management

Early stage and smaller firms tend to be fairly owner centric. Decision making and key relationships are often the domain of the founder.  By contrast, larger, and growing firms tend to be those that transition from that approach to management to one in which tasks, responsibilities, decision making and key external relationships are delegated by the owner and distributed throughout the organization.  Undeniably, one of the most important drivers of business value is the strength of the business’s leadership team. Arete Advisors, together with its partners, works with business owners just like you to design or transform an organization to be consistent with your business goals.  We believe strongly that a robust leadership team enables growth, reduces risk and creates real business value.  

What should I be thinking about when it comes to building my leadership team?

As the owner of the business, a capable, aligned and empowered leadership team spreads out and reduces your load, allows you to address critical instead of just urgent issues, positions you to think strategically about the future of your business and, even gives you the freedom to take the weekend off or enjoy a real vacation occasionally.  

Arete Advisors offers support in a number of areas when it comes to building your leadership team, including:

  • Design or transform an organization to be consistent with your business goals  
  • Assess internal or external candidates for leadership roles
  • Develop, train and mentor members of the leadership team to perform at the level you need
  • Create effective economic incentives for the team which attract, align, motivate, reward and retain those key leaders
  • Protect the firm from unexpected departure of key leaders

The mission of Arete Advisors is to help business owners and executives grow, protect and enjoy the value of their life’s work.  Learn more about all of our business advisory and wealth management services.

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