Like or not, that day will one day come when you will need to step down from your business.
This article looks at some of the emotional challenges that you may need to overcome when planning your own departure.
Tony Cohen, a partner and Vice Chairman of Deloitte rightly points out that communication is clear but how easy do you find talking about your feelings, your fears, hopes, dreams and aspirations with your family?
It is such an important part of a successful succession but is naturally a difficult area for many.
As outgoing leaders, our job is to share how we are feeling – tricky. Perhaps think of it as further education for the next generation, for they will experience the same thing in due course. How great it would be to know that you had helped them through a difficult time because of what you had taught them all those years before.