Most families resist having outsiders. I get it. Our family was no different. Yet, an experienced, talented family advisor can provide much-needed objectivity. We all know how hard it can be to step out of our situation and have an unbiased view. In our work with families, so many times there are differences of opinions […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]