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How to avoid burnout in your family business

By Rob Ferguson | November 29, 2022

Burnout is an expensive problem. The good news is that burnout can be influenced and improved through your company leadership.

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All you need to know about executive coaching

By Rob Ferguson | November 22, 2022

If you want to engage your executive team, improve performance, and increase retention, you can’t offer a better option than executive coaching. Here’s what you need to know.

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Family business culture: our best advice for attracting, retaining, and motivating your workforce in 2023

By Brandi Marek | November 8, 2022

Want to attract, retain, and maintain your workforce in 2023? We advise that you orient yourself around these 5 trends.

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Getting ready for 2023 – planning in the face of uncertainty

By Rob Ferguson | November 1, 2022

In uncertain times, leaders need to be agile. Plans must to strike a balance between structure and flexibility. Here’s a practical approach to planning for next year.

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5 principles for effective family business succession planning

By Rob Ferguson | October 18, 2022

Family business succession planning can challenging due to the overlap of business and family. Here are 5 principles to guide you.

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4 approaches to leadership decision making

By Rob Ferguson | October 11, 2022

One of the most important qualities of a good leader is the ability to make sound decisions. Here are 4 different approaches you can take along with the situations they are best suited to.

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3 Ps of building trust in your family business

By Rob Ferguson | September 19, 2022

Trust is the bedrock of a prosperous family business. Trust makes teamwork possible, enables innovation and increases speed. Here’s how to build it

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How to create a culture of accountability

By Rob Ferguson | September 13, 2022

Many of the company leaders we work with want to increase the level of accountability and trust in their organizations. Here’s how to do that

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The hub and spoke trap: 7 signs and 5 solutions

By Brandi Marek | September 6, 2022

In the early days, many small business owners find being the person making all the decisions to be exhilarating. Over time, the excitement wears off, and they find it exhausting instead. Especially when it means that you can’t fully take time off. Here’s how to break free.

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Rob and Brandi interview on NY Business Leaders: family business growth and prosperity

By Rob Ferguson | August 30, 2022

Family businesses and corporate businesses are pretty much the same and have the same problems. The difference: in a family business, you go to Thanksgiving dinner with your shareholders and employees.

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Conducting Performance Reviews for Family Members

By Rob Ferguson | August 23, 2022

Conducting performance reviews on family members can be challenging. Here are our top three tips to make it easier to improve performance and maintain family harmony.

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Managing talent in a family business: 7 challenges and 4 solutions

By Rob Ferguson | August 16, 2022

It’s challenging to find and retain employees. When you combine family + business, you get some unique challenges that non-family businesses don’t face.

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