Mediation & The Family 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. For some instinctive survivalist reason, these conflicts generally get solved one way or another as […]

Sibling Rivalry is Alive and Well in the Family Business

This topic of sibling rivalry always comes up with my Family Business clients. As you know it is an often unspoken battle for victory (of any kinds) among siblings. Sibling rivalry often starts young as the “jockeying” for position in the family hierarchy presents itself in many ways.  It could be athletics, academics, or even friendship circles.  […]