How Leaders Can Bring Out the Best in Their Teams

From the Desk of Ryan Binkley

I hope that 2018 has started out well for both you and your business!

I recently read an interview by Chuck Leddy of the National Center of the Middle Market with author Adrian Gostick entitled, “Building Great Teams: 5 Practices Middle Market Leaders Can Use to Bring Out the Best in Their Teams.”

Since building great teams is also a primary goal with Generational Equity, I read the interview with great interest. He makes some great points about how to build successful teams and the skills leaders need to accomplish this. I think you will find the article of interest as well and can read it in its entirety using this link:

Adrian Gostick on Building Great Teams: 5 Practices Middle Market Leaders Can Use to Bring Out the Best in Their Teams

One important point about building great teams is that doing so will also help you as you begin to negotiate with buyers. A key area that is closely examined by buyers during due diligence is the health and make-up of the target’s organization. Let’s face it, one of the most important assets any buyer is looking for when making an acquisition is the quality and skillset of the employee base.

A strong culture, where teams are collaborating and working in a unified fashion can really help to make a buyer comfortable with the long-term health of the organization. Keep that in mind as you read the interview with Mr. Gostick.

Please remember that your relationship with Generational Equity doesn’t end once our initial evaluation is completed on your company. We provide you with two updates of value at no additional cost over a five-year period. If your business is performing better now than it was a few years ago, it might be a good idea to contact us to review your company’s current business enterprise value. On a related note, business valuations have improved due to the new tax reform so that alone may be a good reason to update your valuation.

Keep in mind that in addition to a value update, we also will provide you with our Roadmap for Enhancing Value, a document that is designed to give you ideas on steps you can implement to build the enterprise value of your business over time. Our clients find this tool extremely helpful as they focus on growing their businesses for future acquisition.

If you are interested in updating your company’s valuation, if you would like to make an informed decision about your options in the marketplace, or have any questions for us at all, please call our Chief Experience Officer, Jay Hellwig, at 972-232-1156, or send Jay an email at and he will be in touch.

Thank you for your time and I wish you all the best for 2018,

Ryan Binkley
President & CEO
Generational Equity