Blog

  • Celebrating Women

    Celebrating women

    By Sally Derstine, Managing Partner & Senior Family Business Advisor This weekend I thoroughly enjoyed celebrating (and being celebrated) for Mother’s Day surrounded by my family, including my dear Mom, sister, daughters, extended family AND grandbaby....Read More →

  • Leaders Seek Heat

    Leaders seek heat

    By Trina Stutzman, Leadership Coach Baby chicks, seeds, and leaders. My husband, Ben, grew up on a farm in Michigan and when our children were small, he did not want his “townie” children to get...Read More →

  • Why All Leaders Need Emotional Intelligence

    Emotional intelligence

    By Maggi Finlayson, Communications Support I love football. It’s been part of my life as long as I can remember. Growing up with a father who roots for the 49ers in my home state of...Read More →

  • Hard to be Happy

    Hard to be happy

    By Beth Goshow, Member Support Again, one of my goals for Personal Development in 2018 is to do some kind of service work. It has been a goal for several years now. I firmly believe...Read More →

  • Change Takes a First Step

    Change takes a first step

    By Sally Derstine, Managing Partner, Senior Family Business Advisor Many of you know why I’ve been glowing the last two months. No, not “with child”. Rather, “with grandchild!” Yes, my husband and I have joined the...Read More →

  • Leading with Our Voices

    leading with our voices

    By Trina Stutzman, Leadership Coach As parents of 4 children, my husband and I have been very intentional about not “shushing” our children. If you are not familiar with the term, to be shushed is...Read More →

  • The Family Business Platinum Rule

    family business platinum rule

    By Jared Byas, Partner, Family Business Advisor Here’s my thesis: The Golden Rule can be confusing & unhelpful in the Family Business. First off, let’s not assume anything here. The Golden Rule is this: “Do...Read More →

  • An Uplifting Leader:
    Marcella Kanfer Rolnick

    Uplifting leader: Marcella Kanfer Rolnick, GOJO Industries, Inc.

    By Beth Goshow, Member Support This year, we are so pleased to welcome Marcella Kanfer Rolnick as the speaker at our November 16th Dinner Forum. Marcella is a third-generation Vice Chair at GOJO Industries, Inc.,...Read More →

  • Strong Vulnerable Teams

    strong vulnerable teams

    By Scott Hackman, Partner, Family Business Advisor We’ve been talking a lot about Brené Brown the past few weeks in our office and how to better create strong vulnerable teams. Her latest book is out,...Read More →

  • Stepping Into Discomfort

    Step into discomfort

    Lessons Learned from Smashed Fingers By Sally Derstine, Managing Partner, Senior Family Business Advisor In early spring I was co-leading an out-of-state Family Council Retreat along with one of my colleagues, Henry Landes. The first...Read More →