Posts Tagged ‘facilitated family meetings’

 

How my work with ostriches helps families and their businesses handle conflict

It can be tempting for all of us to choose not to handle conflict. That’s part of why I work with ostriches: the human equivalent of the birds who (mythically) react to problems by burying their heads in the sand. It’s not a good option for birds (asphyxiation) or humans (problems get worse as you […]


Do it while you still can — adventures and conversations

I recently heard the ongoing conversations of a couple of healthy 70-something guys planning adventures to enjoy while they still can. (The occasion, sadly, was the funeral of a dear friend.) Hearing them continuing to add items to their bucket lists (while happily checking off others) reminded me of the value of having important family […]


Family business mediation or facilitation — how they differ

Mediation and facilitated meetings address both the challenges and the opportunities of family businesses.   Although the boundary can blur, there are a few differences between mediation and facilitation.   Engagement in a mediation process is typically triggered by a specific dispute. The goal is for those involved to craft an agreement, with the help […]


Family Money Talk

Two days ago, Kiplinger published a great online article by Jennifer Anderson, “The  Family Money Talk You Must Have — Your adult kids should know about your finances and what they can expect.”  The article stresses how important — even if difficult — it is for parents to talk to their adult children about estate […]