Why Hire a Family Business Consultant: What They Really Do

Are you trying to figure out if your family-owned business needs a family business consultant?  Family business consultants are uniquely able to help clients navigate through the complex issues that arise when family dynamics combine with management, ownership, and...

Five Ways to Improve Family Business Communication

We all know communication has a powerful impact on both personal and business relationships. That’s one reason why many people identify poor communication as what needs to be fixed for the family business and relationships to thrive. The complex family business system...

How to Start a Difficult Conversation

Putting off that awkward conversation because you hate conflict? Many of us will go out of our way to avoid difficult conversations with loved ones, because we worry about making the situation worse. In reality, ignoring a troublesome situation will almost always make...

Setting New Year’s Intentions for the Family Business

For many of us—especially those in family business—picture perfect get-togethers are far from reality. Even if holiday times are full of precious moments, they often enhance stress, especially when you are dealing with the built-in conflict of family business. So how...

Releasing Blame: The Case for Forgiveness

“He who cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass.” – Confucius Getting Past Long-Held Grudges Takes Time It’s very common for members of family owned businesses to become bogged down in past conflicts, creating what we call “historical impasse”....
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