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All you want to know about family business advisory boards

By Rob Ferguson | December 21, 2022

An advisory board is a group of outside experts who provide counsel and insight to help a family business make better, more objective decisions.

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What is Strategic Planning and Why is it Important for Family Businesses?

By Rob Ferguson | December 12, 2022

Strong strategic planning charts your course to achieve your purpose, mission, and goals – and positions your business for success well into the future.

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Why Ownership Transition Is Crucial For Family Business Longevity

By Rob Ferguson | December 6, 2022

Ownership transition is always a tricky issue, and that’s never more true than when dealing with a family business. Here are some tips that can help.

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Preparing for 2023 in the face of uncertainty: a panel discussion

By Rob Ferguson | December 2, 2022

How to prepare for 2023. Insights from experts in wealth management, investment banking, commercial banking. Panel discussion recording.

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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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