Succession Planning in Family Business

Succession Planning in Family Business

Great vision without great people is irrelevant. – Jim Collins It’s an often quoted statistic that the majority of family businesses don’t get passed on to the second generation, and the vast majority of second generation businesses don’t get passed on to...
The Importance of Values in Family Business

The Importance of Values in Family Business

According to the 2019 edition of PwC’s US Family Business Survey the number one area for family businesses to consider in order to build a lasting and profitable legacy is “to codify their values”. As a 3rd generation family business owner whose been on a Values Based...
How Marie Kondo Helped Me Stop Resisting Feedback

How Marie Kondo Helped Me Stop Resisting Feedback

Resistance: the refusal to accept or comply with something; the ability not to be affected by something, especially adversely. When I first saw the wildfire of praise for Marie Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up sweep across my social media feeds, I...
Effective Leaders Are Situational Leaders

Effective Leaders Are Situational Leaders

The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority. – Ken Blanchard Situational Leadership II, the well tested leadership model authored by Ken Blanchard, applies to anyone striving to be an effective leader. Think back to the leader in your life who...
The Importance of Curiosity in Leadership

The Importance of Curiosity in Leadership

Great results begin with great questions – Marilee Adams The quote above is from a book that has been instrumental in my learning, Change Your Questions, Change Your Life by Marilee Adams. This book explains that if we want to lead ourselves and others well, it...
Words Unspoken

Words Unspoken

She never cried. She never yelled. She never complained (or almost never). And like a gentle wind blowing steadily from behind, my mother was always there, supporting and guiding me without telling me what to do. I knew I was at the helm, sailing wing and wing, arms...