Archive for August 2012

Gifts from My Father

(Gifts from My Father by Barry Young, Kairos School of Spiritual Foundation) In a recent gathering of a remarkable group of men whom I count as “soul brothers”, I asked each member to reflect on our fathers. With a mixture of anxiety, affection, and tears, we all shared about the Main Man of our lives.…

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Creating Collaborative Teams

Earlier this month I participated in an annual conference, “The Purposeful Planning Rendezvous,” in Denver. This was again an outstanding opportunity to meet other advisors with similar values. We also learned from thought leaders like James E. Hughes, author of Family Wealth: Keeping it in the Family, and of Family – The Compact Among Generations.…

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Turning Awkward into Opportunity

Scott Hackman, Family Business Advisor, DVFBC Every leader is faced with telling stories to enact the change we seek. These are stories that come to us in the middle of the night or while listening to an employee or family member. Most people struggle with the challenge of letting go of a story that is…

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The Future of Employer-Sponsored Health Care

Andrea Hackman, Operations Team Leader, Lacher & Associates The July 31 Mini-Forum featured Private vs. State Exchanges, The Future of Employer-Sponsored Health Care at Indian Valley Country Club. Mark Lacher and Maura Derstein from Lacher & Associates presented to a group of 60 people. Mark and Maura opened the Mini-Forum by addressing the importance of…

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Teaching our Children Well

At the end of July, Sally and Henry presented “Family Business Governance: Legacy or Lunacy?”. The presentation was featured in an article in the Reading Eagle… click here to view! The Reading Eagle titled their article “Teach Your Children Well”. They’re not wrong; educating the next generation is such an important factor to the success of…

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