Turning Over the Reins of the Family Business

Susie and I always say that it takes a commitment to healthy relationships, positive communication, and a common vision to run a family business effectively. The leader of a family business must be able to understand and foster RQ, Relationship Intelligence not only... Read »

How to Deal with Conflict in Family Business

In last week’s post, I outlined 8 “false assumptions” about family-owned businesses. This week—conflict in family business. If you’re in business, conflict is inevitable. If not managed well, it can ruin a business. And if it’s a family business, it’s a fact that... Read »

8 Myths of Running a Family Business

I love being in business with my wonderful wife, Susie. She’s a brilliant marketing strategist and leadership advisor, someone I rely on constantly for her insight, warmth, and skill—in both our personal AND business lives. And though I’d be loathe to speak for her, I... Read »

7 Habits of Effective Servant Leaders

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been talking a lot about servant leadership. I shared why servant leadership is so effective.  I shared the 10 vital characteristics of servant leadership. But I’ve received several questions from people who want to know how to put... Read »

10 Vital Characteristics of Servant Leaders

Everyone’s had a bad experience with a boss. You know what I’m talking about. The guy who micromanages everything.  Who changes the rules in the middle of the game.  Who yells and nitpicks. Who governs by fear, shame, and ridicule. Leaders like that think they’re... Read »