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 […]
Resolving Family Business Conflict
Conflict is inevitable in every business. In a family-owned business personal and professional relationships can manifest in unique conflicts. Those conflicts that hold a family business back, when addressed, put not only the business, but family relationships on a healthy track.
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, […]
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 […]
I’ve been joking for sometime saying that family business reminds me a lot of a hockey game. A fight breaks out almost every time. Conflict breaks out in most family businesses. Yet, the truth is, conflict happens in just about every business. One of the important things we teach our family business clients, is that […]
People often ask me, “What is family business coaching?” Another question I get is, “How is what you do different from family business counseling?” A family business coach or a business coach will typically be helping people become more effective at producing business results. Most of the conversations will be through the lens of focusing […]