Posts Tagged ‘spouses’

Changing the Story in Family and Business

Scott Hackman, Partner & Family Business Advisor Listening is the beginning of a better story.   In moments of transition we are faced with voices of judgment, cynicism, and fear. The voices we hear allow us to enter the process of transformation. Opening up our minds, hearts, and wills can guide us through this process. Listening…

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In-Laws: Are they In or Out?

What is the role of spouses or partners who “move in” on family meetings? Common wisdom offers words of caution or stories about how spouses can disrupt family harmony, muck up the business, or create dissension. Thus, we often heard experts encouraging business families “keep the spouses out” of Family Council meetings. This fearful perspective…

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