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 […]
Leadership in Family Business
In a family business, an individual's leadership can empower the company and create opportunity, but it can also be misunderstood when directed at other family members in the business. Mastering this delicate communication is possible with the right tools and perspectives.
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 […]
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 […]
Conflict is inevitable. It’s normal. It can be an important ingredient in building a strong family team. The goal is not to have conflict. In fact, the goal is to learn to lean into the conflict and get better at navigating your way through it. The last goal would be to learn from it. Having […]
Most of us need to get better at expressing genuine appreciation. People tell me, “I don’t need to hear that I’m appreciated.” I don’t believe it. We can all benefit from knowing we are appreciated by others. Sometimes I think we withhold our appreciation because we have other complaints or concerns about a person. We […]