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BLOG | STRATEGY

Life mimics business. Business mimics life.

There seems to be a false notion floating around – and we all buy into – that somehow we're going to get everything in order tomorrow...

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BLOG | FAMILY DYNAMICS / GOVERNANCE

How to avoid a break in the family & business bond

In working with many families and their businesses, I’ve found that every family has its own unique DNA, behaviors, values, and traditions. Yet, there is ONE theme that made all the families seem very similar...and that is the tension, angst, and, at times, a complete unwillingness to eat a meal together due to a lack of clarity around making business decisions for the family business. How do I help families clear the air of business-related issues so they can share a meal together as a family without tension, drama and strife? Governance and routine.

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BLOG | FAMILY DYNAMICS / GOVERNANCE

Not supposed to happen this way. Until it did.

It was a Sunday evening when I received the call. I heard my father’s voice, but the words were not registering. Utter disbelief and shock welled up inside me...

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BLOG | NEXT CHAPTER

How tied to the business is your identity?

Business owners picture this…you are walking through a crowd of unfamiliar faces, people you’ve never met before...

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BLOG | FAMILY DYNAMICS / GOVERNANCE

The Game of Risk – Tolerance vs Time

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BLOG | FAMILY DYNAMICS / GOVERNANCE

Fair does not ‘equal’ equal

This is one of the biggest problems in family business governance, where parents...

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BLOG | LEADERSHIP

Does your team have your back?

Can you say you truly care about the individuals on your team? Yes, I did just ask that. Let me share some thoughts on this while you contemplate your answer. Have you ever read the book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, by Patrick Lencioni? If not, I wholeheartedly recommend it. It’s a quick read and very interesting – not your typical business book...

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BLOG | TRANSITION / SUCCESSION

How to FAIL at succession planning in 3 easy steps…

While I love reading articles like “the top 10 ways to….” or “how to succeed in business without really trying”, sometimes I’m more curious about how to avoid...

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BLOG | FAMILY DYNAMICS / GOVERNANCE

The Cousin Federation

It’s a common phenomenon around the world. Family businesses rise like a phoenix from the ashes, powered by an entrepreneur’s vision and passion to do something better than what existed, transition to the second generation who work to preserve the wealth, only to see the family business return to the ashes from which they rose three generations earlier.

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BLOG | LEADERSHIP

Attention Please. Now Boarding All High Performer

Two years ago, I boarded a plane for California. I remember it being BEFORE DAWN…which is so NOT my time of day…

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BLOG | LEADERSHIP

Multiply What Matters Most – the Genius Around You

How can you ensure you’re creating and leaving a positive leadership legacy for yourself and your team? Everyone has bad days, sure. But you need to have the good days outnumber the bad ones. How? Become a Multiplier leader. Multipliers get 200% more capability from their employees than Accidental Diminishers do.

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BLOG | LEADERSHIP

Two Curse Words OR the Answers to Everything?

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