Aiming Higher: Construction Industry Economic Update

Author:Evan Musselwhite and Luke Thompkins

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Harris spent most of his career in a national management consulting and investment banking firm, where he specialized in working with privately held businesses. Having worked closely with hundreds of successful business owners over the years, Harris offers an insider’s perspective on the issues t...
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Consulting Conversations: Dealing with the Failed Successor

Author:Hank Harris

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In this installment of Consulting Conversations, Hank Harris answers:We'd like to think that everybody that gets picked as a successor will be the right answer and successful in what they do, but there are times when it doesn't work out that way. The hope would be that you have enough bench stren...
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Consulting Conversations: Leadership Development in Business Succession

Author:Hank Harris

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In this Consulting Conversations episode, Hank Harris answers:I think that a couple of things I've seen work well in leadership development in a family business: is I think that if you're bringing family into the business, it is much healthier if those family members work somewhere else and are r...
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Consulting Conversations: Picking the Wrong Successor

Author:Hank Harris

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Director of Consulting Hank Harris answers the question in the latest installment of Consulting Conversations. Watch it now!We want to think that everybody that gets picked as a successor will be the right answer and successful in what they do, but there are times when it doesn't work out that wa...
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Media Mention: Business Adaptability During COVID-19

Author:Hank Harris

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The Wilmington Business Journal recently asked corporate and securities attorney Ken Bart and Director of Consulting for Ward and Smith Business Consulting, Hank Harris, how businesses can strategize for a post-pandemic environment. Their comments appeared in the latest "Insightful Discussion."CO...
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Succession – Not the TV Series!

Author:Hank Harris

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Management consultants tend to labor in obscurity. Having been one for over 35 years, that always suited me just fine. Our issues, after all, focus exclusively on the business world and are typically not much engaged by "pop culture." So, it has been a real kick to see one of the issues I have de...
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Will Oden and Hank Harris Appear on the "Objection to the Form" Podcast

Author:Brian Broderick

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It's a podcast, hosted by Justin Humphries of The Humphries Law Firm in Wilmington, covering a wide range of topics. In this episode, you can learn more about Ward and Smith Business Consulting and how it can help businesses with strategic planning, human resources, and organizational development...
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Passing The Bucks

Author:Hank Harris

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Company founders and successors often dedicate their lives to building their businesses. Having poured so much of their energies into developing a growing concern, you would think that virtually all owners of privately held businesses would have a detailed plan in place to provide for a continuit...
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