It’s great to have spent time with so many different families over the past 20 years. I get to see what works and what doesn’t. I have the chance to work with so many highly effective leaders. The most effective, successful leaders are proactive. These leaders are thinking two steps ahead of their family and […]
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.
Great teams and great organizations have a culture of accountability. There’s no denying that. In family business, accountability can be a source of contention. Great coaches and coaching leaders can help teams understand the importance of accountability. Think about it for a moment. What level of success can any business sustain without being accountable for […]
After years of talking to family business families, one topic that comes up often is support, or should I say lack of support. When it comes right down to it, what most people want is to feel supported. Sadly, we often struggle to learn how to be supportive of our family members. Learning to express […]
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 […]
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 […]