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The Disruptive Successor Show is a podcast for next-generation leaders in family businesses and entrepreneurs who want to disrupt the status quo to grow their business and take it to the next level.
We all know that what got us here isn’t going to get us there.
If you are taking control over your family’s business or trying to get your business to the next level, you will need inspiration, advice and resources to help you create a massive impact.
Listeners of my show include not only the millennial or Gen Z but also the Baby Boomer and Gen Y. My listeners tend to be involved in these industries: business services, construction, design-build-maintain landscape contracting, food manufacturing, property management, real estate, and technology.
And are interested in issues like business coaching, branding, communication, difficult conversations, disruption, employee ownership, exit planning, financial management, leadership, innovation, intergenerational transfer, marketing, multi-generational family businesses, business operations, process documentation, security, selling, storytelling, succession, visioning, wealth management,
My guests are entrepreneurs, family business advisors, multi-generational and Gen 2 family business leaders, heads of university family business programs, consultants, coaches and firms that serve those who are growth businesses.
Clients of my show typically are running businesses with 10 to 200 employees and $1M to $20M in revenues.
Their concerns include: scaling up, exit planning, succession, leadership development, disruption, business planning, finances, growth planning, transferring generational wealth, transferring control, ownership issues, and more.
The benefits listeners receive are introductions to experts and advisors around the issues of growing and exiting a business, whether it’s a family business or entrepreneurial venture. They get a feel for the challenges other business owners and leaders face and how they overcame them. They will hear stories from people and how they came to do their work and why.
My shows feature handpicked guests who engage with me in casual conversations lasting between 30 to 40 minutes. You can expect to be entertained, engaged and may even get takeaways like business tools or ideas for implementation in your business.
I’ve led entrepreneurial adventures in art, clothing, a holistic health lifestyle magazine and trade show, shoe manufacturing. I’ve also led several non-profit organizations. I earned an MBA from the University of Southern California in Entrepreneurship.
I’ve been advising, coaching and consulting family-owned, family-run and entrepreneur-led businesses since 1989. My love for entrepreneurship follows the closure of my family’s sizeable multi-generational clothing manufacturing company after eight decades of operation because there were no successors.
After uncovering the code to scale up a family-run business – a playbook and a disruptive successor – I wrote a book called Disruptive Successor: A Guide To Driving Growth in Your Family Business.
My podcast is my effort to bring interested people into the conversation to benefit disruptive successors.
As a Business Development Strategist, Madelyn Dunlap focuses on company growth and how to proceed with the growing process properly. Jonathan Goldhill welcomes Madelyn in this latest episode of The Disruptive Successor, as they talk about the 7 stages of growth and many more.
- Introducing Madelyn Dunlap
- Fascination with data in business
- Madelyn’s 7 stages of growth
- Through flood zones and wind tunnels
- Explaining the stages
Madelyn’s fascination with data:
“I was fascinated with not just data, but what data can do for us and how we can use this information to make better decisions, and business more successful decisions.”
Madelyn explaining what the stages of growth:
“As you add people to your organization, you add complexity, each person comes to your organization with skills and with their own background. And as you add them, the relationships, the interrelationships. It doesn’t just increase, it really multiplies. It grows exponentially.”
Madelyn on embracing chaos:
“One of our rules is to really embrace the chaos and create process only where necessary.”
Madelyn’s view on stagnation vs. innovation:
“One of the greatest challenges is stagnation, that you are not being innovative.”
Connect with Madelyn and learn more about her work:
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