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Covid 19 in 2021 and Your Corporate Culture
January 6, 2021

Corporate culture is that secret sauce of shared values and relevant behaviors that binds your team together in good times and…

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The Family Business Entrepreneur
January 6, 2021

Wait a minute…isn’t that a contradiction in terms?  Absolutely not!  In family owned businesses, Generation 1, the founding generation was the…

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The V.U.C.A. Challenge in 2021
January 6, 2021

V.U.C.A. is a concept that originated with students at the U.S. Army War College to describe Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity…

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Close Encounters
June 3, 2016

We do it many times each day.  Brief, long, critical or routine, we engage with other humans.  And, if we are…

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Preserve Your Corporate Culture using ISO 26000
March 24, 2016

“In our company, our core values and corporate culture are critical to our success and we want them to be the…

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Employees Do as They See Done
March 9, 2016

Humans have evolved an interesting capacity. We mimic. Throughout our brains we have “mirror neurons” that track what others do and…

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Who should inherit the family business? The answer isn’t simple
December 23, 2015

Warren Buffett calls it “the lucky sperm club”: the heir apparent, selected at an early age to take over the family…

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Lansing Crane offers "12 Rules for Family Business Failure"
12 Rules for Family Business Failure, from Lansing Crane
December 3, 2015

For twelve years, Lansing Crane was the CEO and Chairman of Crane & Co. Inc., his 213 year old family business. …

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Building Trust Bridges in Family and Organization Circles
October 6, 2015

In Family Business consulting, the Family Council and Family Covenant are pivotal elements of a successful family and business journey. Family…

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The 5 Circles of Trust
September 6, 2015

Last winter my Uncle John (91 and still living in his own home) called me because his daughter was out of…

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