Conflict is inevitable. It’s normal. It can be an important ingredient in building a strong family team. The goal is not to have conflict. In fact, the goal is to learn to lean into the conflict and get better at navigating your way through it. The last goal would be to learn from it. Having […]
Family Business Accountability
Perspectives on accountability in family owned businesses including challenges with taking on accountability, fairness in expectations as well as how to effectively make others accountable.
Most of us need to get better at expressing genuine appreciation. People tell me, “I don’t need to hear that I’m appreciated.” I don’t believe it. We can all benefit from knowing we are appreciated by others. Sometimes I think we withhold our appreciation because we have other complaints or concerns about a person. We […]
Sports continues to show us a recipe for success. Great teams rehearse, practice, play and then evaluate their performance. One of the most popular ways to assess recent performance is to “review the game film.” In other words, sit and watch the game over again as a group. Watch for good execution and breakdowns. I’ve […]
In honor of National Siblings Day I thought I’d give you a simple exercise to improve sibling communication. An important part of family business succession is learning to create a strong team built upon respect and open communication. One key ingredient to building respect is to know how your performance is viewed by your teammates. […]
I’ve always said, “You find out a lot about people when things get difficult.” You find out a lot about your family when you face challenges. In fact, dealing with a crisis can be an invaluable part of a family business succession process. The family gets to see how everyone reacts under stress. Strong leadership […]