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Enhancing Your Employee’s Life-Cycle Experience To Achieve Peak Performance

In today’s tight labor market with historic levels of low unemployment throughout the U.S., it is imperative for businesses to hire the best people – and keep them! But how do you do that when so few people are looking

Posted in business, Change management, Coaching, Empowerment, Engagement, Executive Coaching, Family Business, Family Values, Leadership, Management, success Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Feedback? Feed-Forward . . . Telling Your Family Business Leaders What You Really Think!

I like to think of feedback more like “feed-forward.” You’ve seen the concept of “pay it forward” in movies and commercials over the years, and feedback can have the same effect. When offered with the right intention and skills, feedback

Posted in Coaching, Commitment, Constructive Feedback, corrective action, Development Dimensions International, Executive Coaching, Family, Family Business, Family Business Leaders, Family Business Owner, family relationships, Leadership, Leadership Skills, Negative Feedback, Next-Generation Leader, NextGen Leader, Pay It Forward, STAR Model

Ten Pitfalls to Avoid with Your Family Business Succession Planning

Succession planning in any business can be challenging. Finding a qualified candidate to replace yourself; being ready, willing, and able to let go; and ultimately orchestrating the many handoffs with your customers and staff takes not just personal commitment but

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Why Your Family Doesn’t Belong in Your Boardroom!

I’m a big fan of “Take Your Child to Work Day”. I’m even an advocate for creating family-friendly cultures at work and treating everyone – especially line staff – like family. What I’m not a fan of is bringing family

Posted in Executive Boardroom, Family, Family Business, Next-Generation Leader, NextGen Leader, Organization, Shareholders, Work Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Plus Delta Recognized as Best Management Consulting Firm for Driving Greater Value for Clients

Wealth & Finance International’s 2014 Wealth & Money Management Awards commend those working within the investment and financial services community from asset managers, wealth managers, private bankers and financial planners to brokers, banks, family offices, financial advisory firms and consultants.

Posted in Baby Boomers, Coaching, Consultants, Executive Coaching, Family Business, Next-Generation Leader, NextGen Leader, Retirement, Succession Planning Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Six Best Practices for Merging Two Companies One Culture at a Time

These days, it seems merger integration and corporate consolidation continues to run rampant across most industries. As you have undoubtedly seen over the past few years, many of the smaller players and especially family businesses that once existed are no

Posted in Amazon.com, Best Practices, Continental Airlines, Corporate Consolidation, Cultural Due Diligence, Culture, Family Business, Golden Handcuffs, Merger, Merger Integration, Strategic Direction, Strategic Planning, Tony Hsieh, Transition, United Airlines, Vision, Zappos

From Generation to Generation: Keeping Your Family Business Alive and Well after You’ve Moved On

Do you have any idea how rare it is for family businesses to successfully pass the baton from generation to generation? Just making the transition from one CEO to another in a corporate environment is hard enough. For most family

Posted in Baby Boomers, CEO, Closely-held business, Familiy Constitution, Family Business, Fourth Generation, Retirement, Second Generation

What to do When the Boss is Your Dad

I coach a lot of business leaders these days. Many of these individuals are successful Directors and Vice Presidents who want to take it the next level – and fortunately for them report to bosses who believe they can! Oftentimes,

Posted in Bosses, Children, Executive Coaching, Family, Family Business, Far Side, Identity Management, Leadership, Leadership Coaching, Parent, Role Clarity, Son

Great Leaders are Just Like Great Parents According to Daniel Pink

While I do not have any blood relatives as members of my firm making it a more traditional family business, I have always known that my intention for my business was to have it be more than just a company.

Posted in Children, Commitment, Corporate Governance, Corporate Sustainability, Daniel Pink, Engagement, Enron, Family, Family Business, Family Values, Leader, Leadership, Parenting, Vistage, Vistage International

The Succession Planning Checklist: Nine Must Do’s for the Retiring Business Leader

Congratulations! If you’re reading this, you’ve likely had a very successful career filled with many professional accomplishments and accolades, not the least of which is being in a position to plan what comes next for you and your organization. With

Posted in Baby Boomers, Checklist, Family Business, Family Counseling, Financial Planning, Leadership Coaching, Retirement, Retiring, Succession Management, Succession Planning, Transition, Transition Management

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