How to Write a Set of Shared Family Values

How to Write a Set of Shared Family Values

by Meghan Juday (originally appeared on Familybusinessstrategygroup.com . Along with the family vision statement, shared values are one of the most important things a family can document. Identifying shared values allow a family to focus on what they have in common as...
Where Are You in the Lineup?

Where Are You in the Lineup?

(As originally appeared on DaughtersInCharge.com) I recently heard Shankar Vedantam, NPR’s social science correspondent, talk about the effects of birth order on how children develop; read more about it here. No surprise, the segment got me thinking about how birth...
The Best Way to Move a Family Out of Conflict

The Best Way to Move a Family Out of Conflict

(by Megan Juday as appeared at FamilyBusinessStrategyGroup.com) Many families who own family businesses have conflict embedded in their culture. Often it starts a generation or two before the current generation. Conflict gets passed down through the generations as...
Family Business: Tradition or Superior Vision?

Family Business: Tradition or Superior Vision?

(by Adrienne Selko for Industry Week) Business is personal for Eric Miller, CEO of Miller Welding and Machine Co. When he was in college, his grandfather, Dave R. Miller, made the “big decision” to expand the family business from a machine and welding shop into an...

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