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Recognising roles and responsibilities, boundaries and terms of office are important in minimising the risk of disputes and conflict in the family firm. Clear and considered communication helps to mitigate the risk.
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Harnessing The Power Of Being Heard
Giving everyone an opportunity to speak enhances the ability to get at the underlying problem, not just the symptoms of the problem. Read More
Focusing On Present Problems
Conflict is an inherent part of any business. A family business, however, frequently means that conflict comes with a life-long history of prior conflicts, issues or complaints. Read More
Talking Across Generations
Susan Winer explains how philanthropy is not just a good thing to engage in but how talking across generations can be a real benefit to family firms too. Read More
What’s Your Origin Story?
It’s human nature. We forget things. And the longer a family business is around, the more likely it is, that subsequent generations lose track of ‘why’ it all started. Read More
The Most Common Bones Of Contention
Experience in the world of family business consulting shows there are in fact many different ways family firms can be unhappy and in conflict. Read More
Forgiveness As A Business Tool
The knee-jerk reaction of too many people in leadership positions when they feel wronged is righteous indignation and the urge for revenge. Read More