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 […]
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Family businesses have unique characteristics that can either drive success or create discord. Our goal is to help every family-owned company get on, and stay on the path to success.
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. […]
Unconditional love! You’ve got to be kidding right! No seriously. Life is short and we need to do everything we can to make the family business experience rewarding and enjoyable. Practice Unconditional Love Start off by practicing unconditional love for your family members. I know it sounds like a big stretch. It felt like a […]
Sometimes working in the family business can feel like an arranged marriage. You might have a group of people who were brought together with good intentions. Yet true love, their true passion isn’t happening. So then the question becomes: What, if anything, do we do about that? The answer is clear. Life is too short […]