Better Than Before Episode 207: Connie Haden on Estate Planning Basics

Our podcast is designed to provide you with top business insights, fresh perspectives from world class guests, and the tools you need to lead better than before. In this episode, Tony Richards talks with Connie Haden, Attorney at Haden & Haden, on developing and implementing estate and business planning.

Segment 1: Tony Richards discusses this week’s news with producer Bill Foster.

01:00 – Welcome to Better Than Before

03:30 – Weekly News Roundup

06:30 – Statistic of the Week

Segment 2: Connie Haden, Estate Planning Attorney, joins us as today’s featured guest.

10:30 – Guest Background

13:30 – Understanding Estate Planning

17:30 – The Emotional Impact

22:00 – Essentials of Estate Planning

26:30 – Tony’s Lightning Leadership Questions

Segment 3: Leadership Lesson: The Dichotomy of Leadership Review

31:00 – Good Leaders Must be Good Followers

34:30 – Ownership of the Mission

36:00 – Chapter Review

You must understand when to lead, when to manage, when to coach, and when to mentor. #BetterThanBefore

About the Guest

Connie S. Haden practices in the areas of estate and business planning, trust and probate administration, elder law and tax-exempt and non-profit organizations. Prior to starting her own firm, she practiced with Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin LLP, specializing in complex estate, business, gift and tax planning issues. She then served as independent counsel for Graves Bartle Marcus & Garrett LLC in Kansas City where she continued her practice in estate planning and trust and estate administration and expanded her practice into the areas of non-profit organizations and elder law. Her passion is to assist clients in developing and implementing the best possible plan to achieve their goals, while encouraging the participation of family members and other family advisors, minimizing taxes, and offering candid and affordable legal advice.


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Better than Before is hosted by Tony Richards and produced by Clear Vision Development Group. Our staff includes William Foster and Whitney Coker. You can subscribe or leave a review for Better than Before on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeartRadio. If you have a leadership question you would like answered on the show, email us at

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