Posts Tagged ‘trust’

Why All Leaders Need Emotional Intelligence

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 California, I distinctly remember us speaking the name Joe Montana in hushed tones. While I personally am not a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles –…

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Truth Isn’t a Magic Wand in Family Business

By Jared Byas, Partner & Family Business Advisor Two years ago I sat down with two sisters and a brother who were on a treasure hunt. They were convinced that this treasure would be the key to their happiness. What’s more, it would be the key to the problems they were facing as equal owners…

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Speaking Our Truths

By Scott Hackman, Partner, Family Business Advisor What an amazing Forum with John Engels at the Radnor Valley Country Club on May 23! I myself walked away from the event feeling both empowered to lead in mature ways, while a bit uncomfortable at the same time. Managing people challenges in the family business – and…

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A Motto That Hangs on Our Wall

A motto that hangs on our walls at Delaware Valley Family Business Center reads, “Our family is a circle of strength and love. With every birth and every union, the circle grows. Every joy adds more love. Every crisis faced together makes the circle stronger.” I experience this truth first-hand. One of my warmest memories…

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Buy-Sell Agreements: Why Now is the Time to Plan for Life’s Storms

Guest post by Paula Barrett, DVFBC Sponsor, CPA/ABV, CVA, partner and leader of RKL’s Business Consulting Services Group Come hear Paula and a panel of experts on Protecting your Legacy from the Four D’s on October 23 for more on coordinated crisis planning. As consultants, we have the opportunity to work with countless business owners…

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Building Cohesive Teams with Vulnerability-Based Trust

Scott Hackman, Partner & Family Business Advisor Some evenings you will find me, quiet, sitting in the dark as my four-year old daughter falls asleep. It’s hard for me to sit, inactive. But as I wait, open and vulnerable to her needs, she is able to find peace and restful sleep. Because my wife and…

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Can Broken Trust Be Repaired?

Stephanie Olexa, Strategic Business Advisor My husband, Seth, and I live on a 23 acre farm in Bucks County. Over the years we acquired an eclectic group of farm animals including six sheep, nine goats, two dogs, three cats, and a donkey named Barbie. For ten years, we enjoyed the large animals. And I can…

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Building Trust Bridges in Family & Organization Circles

Stephanie Olexa, Strategic Business Advisor On Thursday October 24, 2013 I had the great pleasure of attending DVFBC’s Forum called “Family Councils: Who? What? Why?”, hosted by the Pitcairn Family. The guest speakers included Leslie Voth, Dirk Junge, and Andrew Pitcairn of the Pitcairn Family and Lauri Lefever of Hoober, Inc. Sally Derstine, Scott Hackman, and…

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Beyond Best Practices … the Real Work

Best practices. We strongly advocate sharing family business best practices at our Forums, in our Leadership Labs, and in our consulting practice. Business families face extraordinary complexity. They seek to navigate, balance, and make decisions about overlapping issues involving family, business, and shareholdership. However, the deeper “work” and conversations these remarkable families must enter into…

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