Our family business rarely used outside consultants. I think that’s true of most family businesses. In our business we had over 75 years of success so there was a lot of evidence to suggest we didn’t need outside help. At one point our main manufacturer, Steelcase, insisted we employ an outside consultant. Working with a consultant […]
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.
Do you know the importance of learning how to express gratitude? It seems simple, yet I’m still amazed in 20 years of family business consulting how many families are really pitiful at expressing appreciation and gratitude. So you might ask me why is that even important? Energy is contagious. When you can learn to look […]
Coming up with a good process and solid plan for succession is probably one of the most important duties of a family business leader. I get to work with many professionals in the field of family business consulting. They come to me and ask for advice on how to help their family business clients. Here’s […]
You only have this one life. You have choices. You can bounce along and “go with the flow” or you can “dream big and aim high!” For twenty years I’ve watched and provided encouragement and support as clients make a decision to want a happier, more fulfilling life for themselves. It’s been so rewarding watching as […]
Let’s face it, most family relationships can be a bit challenging. Nothing says heartburn and stomach acid quite as well as a Thanksgiving dinner with extended family. This season try this simple, four-ingredient recipe to have a more enjoyable and stress-free Thanksgiving experience. 1. Bring the Right Mindset Attitude is everything. If you’re already getting […]