Accepting Anxiety

February 19, 2016

Last week I wrote about how to keep moving forward in times when we are feeling overwhelmed by challenges in our businesses My posting today is on a similar theme managing our anxiety Some business […]

Life Is About Living Well

February 15, 2016

I recently had a discussion with someone who felt that everyone is going to die anyway so why not do what you want My philosophy on life is totally different Yes no one gets out […]


February 11, 2016

This past week a number of my clients expressed feeling overwhelmed by unexpected challenges they are facing in their businesses Speaking metaphorically I suggested to one client that he keep the nose of his kayak […]

But What Will I Tell My Grandchildren

February 4, 2016

Seth Godin recently wrote a post with a seven-word title 8220 But what will I tell the others 8221 He calls these out as Seven urgent words that are rarely uttered The profound question These […]

Emotional Intelligence Do We Have Two Minds

January 22, 2016

Last week I wrote about why family businesses are particularly susceptible to the impact of emotional triggers I observed that well-directed emotions can be useful Successful business families blend cognitive perspectives 8211 thinking understanding learning […]

You Are So Emotional

January 17, 2016

Yes I am emotional l am your sister brother son daughter mother father another family member We not only work together we grew up in the same family We share common experiences and emotional history […]

Family-First Or Business-First Revisited

January 9, 2016

In an earlier blog posting I wrote about distinctions between a family-first and a business-first business Family-first promises employment to family members based on the family relationship Business-first promises employment based on the needs of […]

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