Family Governance

As Seen in Digital Dealer – Feeling Family Pressure? How to Overcome Mismatched Expectations

2020-06-12T12:29:11-05:00By |Succession Blog|

In working with families to help understand perceived issues, one of the first steps I take is to determine if they are on the same page. Do they value and want the same things for the family and the business? If not, there is a disconnect and more of a challenge in matching expectations. [...]

As Seen in Multi-Unit Franchisee Report – Conflict Is Inevitable, Here’s How To Navigate It

2020-06-02T09:03:17-05:00By |Succession Blog|

Conflict is a given in life. No two people agree on every angle of every subject. In emotionally bonded relationships like family and or business partnerships, differences of opinion carry more weight and often leads to conflict. There are some underlying reasons for these responses to our differences, which is probably subject matter for [...]

As Seen in Multi-Unit Franchisee Report – Effective Communication In The Family Business During A Crisis Like Covid-19

2020-05-19T09:48:51-05:00By |Succession Blog|

Combining family and business is challenging and can be frustrating when things are going well, but when a crisis like Covid-19 hits...pressure builds and emotions can blow sky high. You can't run a business like a family, and you can't run a family like a business. During difficult times family members need each others' [...]

Under Pressure – Strategies to Navigate Emotional Eruptions in the Family Business

2020-05-04T13:21:09-05:00By |Leading Your Business Through Transition, Succession Blog|

Family and business are challenging and can be frustrating when things are going well and “normal,” but when a crisis hits…pressure builds, and emotions can blow sky high. On the daily, it takes work from all parties involved to manage emotions. With the current pandemic we have greater uncertainty and anxiety about our physical [...]

Expanding Your Family Business In This Time Of Crisis-People, Partners and Community

2020-04-16T09:42:13-05:00By |Leading Your Business Through Transition, Succession Blog|

Family business is the bedrock of the American economy employing the largest percentage of employees. Why do so many people want to work in your business and other family businesses? Because they want to be a part of a Family. What is family? That group of people where you feel accepted, cared for, safe, [...]

As Seen in Digital Dealer – Happy and Harmonious Holidays – are Possible!

2020-01-21T11:47:51-06:00By |Succession Blog|

All successful relationships are built on the foundation of strong communication – it is the glue that holds it all together. When communication starts to breakdown, or perhaps you are not sure if it already has, there are two key indicators: Avoiding Conflict Engaging in Conflict When family and business get to this point, [...]

Case Study – Unified Vision for Business Growth

2020-01-03T14:57:42-06:00By |Case Histories|

Industry: Manufacturing: large-scale screen printing for tourist industry attractions. Company Overview: Dad and Mom founded the company over forty years ago out of a single store-front tee shirt printing business in rural Central Florida.  As a first-generation business, the family persevered through many boom and bust cycles within their industry.  Dad and Mom are [...]

As Seen in Multi-Unit Franchisee Report – Dealing With Dysfunctional Behavior In The Family Business

2019-12-23T12:32:19-06:00By |Succession Blog|

Differences between siblings, cousins, in-laws, or between parent and child can be devastating to family relationships and the business. It may begin with some small incident that escalates or a series of decisions that never gets resolved due to differences in perspective or opinion but regardless of the trigger, it can lead to devastating [...]

As Seen in Automotive News – We’re built for this – How a California dealership group keeps business in the family

2019-11-18T14:56:07-06:00By |Video|

“We are built for this” highlights the story of how two people with vastly different personalities and business beliefs found common ground to grow and successfully transition the business from gen 1 to gen 2. Hugh Roberts, Jeff Bannon, Howard and Susan Drake discuss different strategies implemented key to their success and what they [...]