Three things to remember so the family business won’t ruin your holiday dinner
Gratitude is a choice.
Gratitude is a mindset.
Gratitude is a muscle.
Family business is fertile ground for conflict and misunderstandings. The championship family business will practice the fundamentals of teamwork to survive the family business conflict. A few of those fundamentals are:
- What’s best for the business won’t always be what’s best for every family member.
- The family needs to learn to respect the decision-making of the family business leaders.
- Working in the family business is a choice. How you allow the family business to impact your family is a choice.
- Two wrongs don’t make a right.
Where to put the family business on the Thanksgiving table. A challenge from the family business coach.
Do you find whenever your family is together the subject of business is what you talk about? When do you have time to just be a family and not coworkers? I challenge you to leave family business at the door this Thanksgiving. You will have to keep each other honest on this one so if someone is slipping remind them.
How can I enjoy Thanksgiving dinner when I don’t enjoy my family?
Faced with the possibility of not having a family gathering for Thanksgiving gave me pause to think. My conclusion is sitting with you at Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t necessarily mean I like you but it does mean I love you. It means I am committed to staying in a relationship with my family because family represents something even bigger and deeper than hanging out with people I like. That’s the kind of example I want to send to my children and my sister’s children.
I encourage you to click on the titles to read the full post. My hopes are that it will help you enjoy and actually look forward to family time this year. Happy Thanksgiving.
Here’s a video I put together for having a successful family business Thanksgiving.