Sibling rivalry runs deep. I was returning from a family business coaching engagement at the airport two years ago. A three-year-old was sitting in his stroller and the five-year-old sibling came over to push the stroller to help Mom and Dad. The three-year-old had an instant, hysterical reaction to the fact that his older sibling […]
Family Business Communication
Communication is key in every family business. Find ways to overcome or circumvent the problems that can arise when communication breaks down.
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 […]
It’s that time of year to fertilize the trees in my yard. A good gardener will remind you that if you want to have big, strong, healthy trees, you need to give them a little fertilizer at a couple points during the year. Families are like a tree. They are a living, breathing, evolving being. […]
Great leaders set the tone. You don’t have to be around them very long to get a sense of what they’re all about. The same thing is true for great families. The tone is set at the beginning of the year with great family leaders. I have one client who has his team declare their […]
Think about your family and your family business like a soup, or a casserole. A tasty soup becomes great by combining a unique mix of ingredients with just the right amount of preparation and heat. As you approach the holiday season, I thought I’d share my recipe for making your family and your family business […]