As a part of our coaching programs, we are always giving and receiving feedback. High performers embrace performance improving feedback. Unfortunately, too many families avoid giving or receiving feedback because they take it personally and let it impact their family relationships. Critique the Performance, not the Performer I heard a great idea from Lou Holtz, […]
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.
Coaching inspires higher performance, individual and team accountability, and humility. When your family can embrace those ideas, they will have taken a giant step toward being a strong, healthy, and sustainable team. Humility The first step is for everyone to check their ego at the door and be open to the fact that they don’t […]
Business is a competitive endeavor. The competition is getting bigger, stronger and faster every year. Sounds a little bit like the Olympics. Only the very best get the gold medal. There’s a unique challenge for family businesses. They usually make up a big part of their team by recruiting family members. That’s good if you […]
Every year I encourage you to be brave, have some fun, and have a conversation with Dad like it might be your last and most important conversation with him. This last year has been interesting, if anything. Seriously. Without even getting into a big dialogue or debate about the pandemic, my wife and I both […]
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 […]