Dr. Merlot and I met up during a layover in Charlotte in route to a family business operating three semi metro dealerships in the Midwest.

In our previous visit, we had been dealing with a daughter with a drug issue.

Now we were focusing on preparing the dealer’s son and other daughter to be approved as successor dealers.

We arrived at a small airport, and began the short drive to Marge and Bill’s dealerships that they received from Marge’s dad.

“Good morning Marge,” the Dealer; “good morning Bill,” her husband of 37 years and the Service Director. “Trust you have recovered from the stress of our last trip? How’s business? How’s Cindy doing in rehab?”

“We are doing about as well as expected,” responded Marge with measured enthusiasm.

“Business remains decent and the family is doing ok as well.”

“Cindy dropped out of rehab,” blurted Bill.

“She convinced me she can do it on her own.”

I was shocked at this news.

“Is she still in Indy living with her ex-boyfriend?”

Click the following link to read Loyd Rawls’s post on the Digital Dealer website titled:  Fallacy

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Family Dynamics and Family Governance

Family and Business alignment is hard to find when business issues liven up family dynamics.

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