How often do you head out for an important trip or family vacation and not have reservations or a map with directions? Hopefully never. Yet that’s what so many people do with one of the most important journeys of their lives — their professional journey and their family business journey. Before you and your family […]
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.
Lee Watson started his equipment rental business, Kachina Rentals in 1974 in Sacramento, California. Lee has always prided himself on the fact that he has the largest rental fleet and the most competitive prices in the region. No one has a better rental business in the area. Lee is now in his mid-70s and is […]
Learning to use sound judgement is like most other qualities of great leaders and successful people — it comes with thoughtfulness, discipline and practice. As family leaders it’s your job to create the right learning environment for your family. Here are four simple steps: Model the Behavior The family is always watching its leaders. Opportunities […]
In April 2010, I was introduced to Ron Harper, the patriarch of a very successful Aerospace manufacturing business. Ron wanted help developing his sons and daughter as he prepared for his eventual retirement from the business. Great Dads Realize The Necessity of Future Leaders Ron was one one of the brightest visionaries I had met […]
The realities of, and tools for dealing with, the challenges that sibling rivalry can create in a family business.