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Does Your Leadership Inspire Others?

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader” – John Quincy Adams Entrepreneurial leaders encourage entrepreneurial behavior and innovation in all that they do, which enables others to see … Continue reading

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Managing the Whirlwind Mindfully

Leading in a family business is layered with complexity due to the integration of the family in the business environment. This complexity is highly rewarding but also stressful and challenging at times especially for family business leaders. When trying to … Continue reading

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The Case for Versatility

If you read my post earlier this week, you will see that I began to explore the keys to effective leadership in a family business, and that one of those identified keys is a deep understanding of the family business’ … Continue reading

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Life Long Development

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to participate in a family business conference.  I was struck by the number of sessions devoted to the topic of education – educating the next generation of owners, educating the next generation … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions….

As we watch decision-makers around the world struggle with the difficult choices and trade-offs of how to respond to the crisis in Syria – I am reminded again that leadership is very, very hard. When you lead a business, a … Continue reading

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The Importance of Mentorship

by Kristi Daeda “I have had my 15 minutes of fame and enjoyed my time in the spotlight and walking at the head of the parade. I believe that to whom much is given, much is expected. I want to … Continue reading

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Using History as a Leadership Tool

By John L. Ward Business historians John Seaman and George David Smith wrote a superb article for Harvard Business Review (December 2012) that has particularly great value for family business leaders. Wise leaders can use their company’s history for many benefits: Create … Continue reading

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How Research on the Brain is Helping Forge our Understanding of Good Leadership

I am particularly intrigued by the recent research being conducted in the world of neuroscience. We are learning more about our brain and how it functions everyday (not just when something goes wrong with it). I believe this body of … Continue reading

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No one can ever be dad or mom

Leaders must be able to communicate with those they need to influence and often next generation leaders in a family business need to adjust their communication for effective leadership.  While founders often have a charismatic and legitimate “right” to leadership, … Continue reading

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The Power of Persuasion

Leadership could be defined as the ability to exercise influence over others.  The success of a leadership transition in a family business is therefore dependent on much more than someone assuming the position of CEO or obtaining voting control in … Continue reading

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