As a Mediator and a Family Business Expert, it is always fascinating to explain to people why there is such an overlap in these two fields. Let’s think about it, Conflict and Family Business…there may be some who will instantly see
This title will always grab your attention. If you are in or near Family Business conflict, you suddenly have hope!! Or do you? There is the magical ending to conflict, where everyone is heard, issues get resolved, and the business
It is not uncommon for family businesses and their managing families to be in conflict. There are the “every day” conflicts of running the operating company. These can include debates on machinery acquisitions, pricing policies, supplier relationships, customer relationships, etc.
We just completed the weekend that us winter-weary Canadians somehow use to signify the start of summer. For those who own cottages, it is often the week of getting the dock in the water, the waterlines filled, the septic treated
I know this heading is not what most advisors face on a regular basis. Is it really the best advice to give someone? If your kids (at any age) conveyed this message to you what would you do? As a parent
Conflict stinks and it consumes way too much energy. It rarely gets resolved without some external assistance.
People always ask me “What is my why??” Why do I do the work that I do with Family Businesses?
What a great year it has been! Working with families in business has always been satisfying but no more so than this year! I am so lucky in that I get to work with a spectrum of families that work
In my many years of helping families explore transitioning their family business to the next generation, there is always an element of fear. This fear is multi-faceted. Fear of losing control of the company, fear of the next generation doing things
Being in business is often fraught with daily, difficult decisions. Some of these decisions are relatively minor and others can be deemed to be major. It is the major ones that have the most likelihood of disturbing the “norm” or