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June 8, 2018

Addiction: How To Encourage Voluntary Treatment

If your family business is struggling with the burden of alcoholism or other substance addiction, one of the big questions is likely to be: How can we get the addict to seek treatment? A 2006…
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CareerManagement and Leadership
May 24, 2018

Building A Family Internship

As family businesses move from one generation to the next, a key challenge is ensuring that younger family members -- future owners and possibly leaders of the company -- feel a connection with the business.…
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Management and Leadership
May 7, 2018

Planning The Ultimate Summer Meeting

Face-to-face meetings between the members of a family business is one of the most effective tools for improving communication, building cohesion, sharing values, creating traditions and, ultimately, increasing the chances of sustaining an enterprise across…
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Conflict Management
April 9, 2018

Conflict Management: Focusing on Present Problems, Not Past Issues

Conflict is an inherent part of any business. A family business, however, frequently means that conflict comes with a life-long history of prior conflicts, issues or complaints. On the surface it may appear that only…
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