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Thinking Outloud

Thoughts on succession, leadership coaching, building synergistic teams and change management systems for family businesses and organizations.

Be Great!

Be Great!

Throughout my life, my Dad has always told me to "Be Great!" Before my first day off to a new school, my first piano recital, my first leading role, walking me down the aisle as a bride. I never understood what "great" really meant, how to know when I was being great, or what the measurement of greatness entailed. All it did was confuse and frustrate me.

How do we know when we've achieved greatness? Is greatness the supreme level of being successful, at the top of the heap and above everyone…

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Who Needs a Compass? We have Lifeboats!

Who Needs a Compass? We have Lifeboats!

Who has time to think about strategic planning?

When have you ever heard of a Navy Admiral saying to his crew that an impending storm was going to be too intense and unpredictable to develop a strategy for navigating through it successfully? Many business owners feel that they cannot sacrifice this time to develop a strategic plan due to the day-to-day tempests they are dealing with: employee performance, accountability & (dis)engagement, keeping up in the digital marketplace, increased…

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Getting into the Family Business, Part 2

Getting into the Family Business, Part 2

Acquainting Yourself With the Family Business

If your business has been in the family for even one generation, there is a good chance you spent many summers working with Mom or Dad, doing odd jobs here and there. For me, it started with shredding paper, stickering marketing materials, and putting together binders for conventions. As I got older, the responsibilities and tasks shifted into an administrative focus. Or as I saw it, all of the boring stuff: typing notes, ordering supplies, filing,…

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Getting into the Family Business, Part 1

Getting into the Family Business, Part 1

The Importance of Education

From the moment I learned what college was at 4 years old, I knew I wanted to go and learn how I can help others. My propensity towards higher learning and a desire to be a part of something bigger gave me an unshakable set of goals. Knowing a mandatory pre-requisite for working with mom was obtaining a college degree, I structured my learning to be relevant to the business and the role I would eventually play within it. It also gave me purpose, as I was finally old…

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Thoughts from a Higher Perspective

Thoughts from a Higher Perspective

I think we can all agree that our country (and the world) is experiencing a great disruption. If you have been meeting with clients over the last month, you know that people are upset, anxious and feeling the rush of cortisol we have learned about, that moves us out of our logical thinking and into our fight or flight reflex. There are many wise coaches and thought leaders posting on social media, encouraging us to stay centered in remembering who we are and not to fall prey to fear, anger and…

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