You’ve heard sayings like, “Behind every great man is a great woman!” (I’ve seen that firsthand in so many family businesses.) Here’s another one for you, “Behind every great family business is a great family!” Let’s face it – I’ve had the opportunity to work around some really great businesses that have not reached their […]
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The best-of-the-best advice from family business coach Pete Walsh.
It’s no surprise that communication skills, or lack thereof, come up in almost every one of our family business consulting assignments. I can’t emphasize this point too often. The best musicians in the world need to continue to practice with a high amount of repetition to continue to be good at playing their instrument. If […]
Karen and I both lost our 90-year-old mothers last year. Now Mother’s Day has a different feeling. A feeling of loss and a feeling of appreciation for the time we had with our mothers. It would be misleading to say that the relationship I had with my mother was perfect. No relationship is perfect. Having […]
Hi, it’s Family Business Coach Pete Walsh! I hope you realize the best athletes in the world practice the fundamentals over and over again. Olympic athletes, professional baseball, football, soccer – you name it, they practice to be the best. This month I want to challenge your team to take a few minutes and review […]
I read a fascinating article about family business this week. I’ve shared the link to the article below. What I appreciated about the article was that it came from a group of family business scholars. They validated what I have been finding in family businesses over the past 20 years. Conflict is not only normal, […]