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Resiliency. Now More Than Ever.

How resiliency training can help companies survive and thrive in the era of COVID19 Stress, anxiety and fear can have far-reaching consequences on a business and its employees. In normal times, business leaders can deal with these issues in a vacuum, helping individual employees work through stress via counseling and other methods. In the pandemic era however, stress, anxiety and fear are the norm for just about every person on the planet. Short of a vaccine—and let’s hope one is coming soon—business leaders must … Read More >

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Seller’s Remorse in the Family Business

Before you give your business to your children, you must first set expectations As a family business consultant, one of the most common issues I come across is the disappointment when a family business is transferred from parent to child, and the expectations are not met. This can happen for a number of reasons, from differences in generational values to differences in motivation, but the main cause is a lack of communication. In most cases, each party—parent and child—go into the succession process with … Read More >

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The Power of Embracing Failure

COVID-19 has changed everything. But you already knew that. Dealing with the fallout, however, is not always easy, as many—even most—businesses have struggled to change the way they operate on the fly. That’s to be expected. We’re only three months into the pandemic. And though things are starting to look up, much of the change businesses have been going though may turn out to be permanent changes—and hopefully for the better. The restaurant industry has done a great job of adjusting their model by … Read More >

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Challenges, Opportunities and Change in the Time of the Coronavirus

It hardly needs to be said at this point, but we are living in strange times—and trying to navigate completely uncharted water. With a true global pandemic on the loose, the entire globe has essentially been shut down, and with it, large parts of the structure of our society—most notably our economy. This is a difficult time for both business owners and employees, and information is a bit murky on what happens next. Businesses are learning to operate while everyone is working from home, … Read More >

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Fearless Leadership in Times of Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has upended the entire globe in a way that none of us have every experienced. And while many business leaders are rightfully worried about everything from cash flow to employee health, the most important thing they can do in these times is to become fearless leaders. As the world seemingly shut down in a matter of hours in early March, uncertainty reigned supreme—and still does. That’s why leaders have an opportunity (and a responsibility) to fill the vacuum and help their … Read More >

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