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The “Family” in Family Businesses

Did you know that family-owned businesses account for an estimated 60-percent of total U.S. employment, 68-percent of all new jobs and 65-percent of wages paid?  If you are involved in a family-owned business, you know it is not always easy …

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Family business challenges

Does your last name guarantee you a job?

  “If you want to ruin your family business, give it to your eldest son.”  That’s an anonymous quote that really challenges how family businesses handle their nepotism strategy, or as we like to call it your family strategy.  It …

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I Quit My Boss, Not My Job

“People don’t leave bad jobs, they leave bad bosses.” This quote was validated recently when I was leading a team development exercise and a team member had some lingering issues from her past employer.  As she stood in front of …

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Getting into Your Zone

  Often times¸ you probably heard athletes talk about “being in my zone” when they performed really well in their sport.  Finding your zone applies to each of us in our professional and personal lives as well. Getting into your …

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Don’t Waste Your Time On Style Envy

We have all heard people be critical of themselves because they think they should be more outgoing or more organized, or one of many other traits that they admire in others. I hear comments like this frequently during team and …

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