I am often asked by business owners about succession and exit planning. The harsh reality is that the landscape is littered with leaders and owners who chose – yes chose – to imperil their legacy and family’s security. Some failed to change and sought refuge in denial and inertia. Others convinced themselves that they had changed or that everyone else needed to change. Regardless of the circumstances, this is the time to demonstrate change leadership by being visible and supportive while taking a step back in the planning and leading the implementation.