Monthly Archives: November 2010

It’s a great day to be thankful. Thankful to NOT have to read another e-mail, text, tweet, or BLOG entry.  Enjoy your day with your family.  Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at The Family Business Consulting Group®.

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Next Generation Development

How can younger family members, in their 20s and 30s, working in the family business share their unique experiences and learn from other family members in different businesses? Two and a half years ago the Family Business Alliance of West … Continue reading

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You Get What You Give

I was having coffee with Dan, a good friend of mine, a few weeks ago. I was surprised when, apparently from out of nowhere, he said “David, you helped save my marriage.” I was delighted to have been of service, … Continue reading

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Key Questions for Non-family Managers

by Chris Eckrich & Steve McClure A key non family executive once shared that he could help the owning family make a lot of money or grow their business if they would just tell him what they wanted him to … Continue reading

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What Question Should Family Leaders Be Asking Their Followers?

As the leader of a family business, how can you learn what the major concerns of your followers are? What could you ask that would help you learn what your family owners really want the future to look like? What … Continue reading

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Avoiding the “Family Box”

by Chris Eckrich & Steve McClure If you are not getting it emailed to you each month, sign up for our web-based Family Business Advisor® here: Complimentary Family Business Advisor The November article is titled, Building the Best Team Possible: … Continue reading

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Family Meetings Provide the Opportunity for a Happy Family and a Prosperous Business

Family meetings are fundamental to the health and happiness of family businesses. As family business consultants we are frequently invited to help families learn how to have productive family meetings as well as to assist in creating family councils. Other … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Illustrating Complexity

  Families are complicated, business is complicated and clearly the overlap of these two entities is VERY complex.  In order to simply illustrate some of this complexity, those of us who work with families in business often talk about the … Continue reading

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9 Lessons in the Succession Selection Process from Warren Buffett & Berkshire Hathaway

Warren Buffett and his company Berkshire Hathaway gave the family business world an inside look of how an entrepreneurial first generation business goes about the selection of a new leader. Earlier this week Berkshire Hathaway introduced little known Todd Combs … Continue reading

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