Conflict is inevitable!
Methods you used to settle differences as a kid are not as effective
when you grow up and run the family enterprise. Times and methods
change. Dealing effectively with differences of opinion in family
enterprises is crucial. Conflict can destroy relationships and
destroy the harmony that makes working together as a family satisfying.
Don’t spend your energy avoiding conflict related to the
successful management and leadership of your enterprise. Rather
learn how to disagree, debate, even argue in a respectful and professional
manner that results in agreement and not in a win and lose outcome.
Communication. It is the fundamental link connecting people. Without
it, you are lost. And yet few of us are actually taught how to
effectively communicate. AS professionals involved with family
enterprises we see the breakdowns. We have learned how to help
others improve their communication to get things done – with minimal
How do you know when you need help with communication?
When people are confused, anxious, and having to guess what needs
to be accomplished. Or when you are in the middle of a communication