One day last year, out of nowhere, I had a sharp pain in my right shoulder. I’m not even sure how it happened or where it came from quite honestly. What I did know was that it was seriously impacting my happiness and my ability to sleep at night! As I was thinking about it […]
Family Business Relationships
Perspectives on family business relationships, how different members within a family-owned business interact with one another and tips for successful communication.
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 meetings are a great way to develop your family business team. Like any other meeting, the preplanning and agenda design can make all the difference for achieving success with the meeting. Having participated with families for over 20 years, here are a few key elements to remember as you design your meeting. You have […]
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 […]
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 […]