This article originally published in Corp! Magazine, May 2019 Professional athletes often extend their careers beyond their prime. Sometimes they even get to a point known as “punch drunk.” Maybe it’s because of money, celebrity, career goals, or nothing in the “what’s next” column. Regardless, supporters look at those athletes as playing too long to […]
This article originally published in Corp! Magazine, September/October 2018 Especially in a family business, the single best way to avoid conflict is to anticipate issues and resolve matters before the proverbial pot boils over. When times are good, the tendency is to put conflict on the back burner and let it simmer. The longer it […]
Back in the day, and not so long ago, family members entering the family firm would be mentored by the loyal employees of the firm. Many of those folks had been with the company for decades, planned to retire at the end of their career and their retirement was funded by their employer. They saw the teaching and mentoring of the young talent as part of their job and they were glad to do it.