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Building an innovative and sustainable entrepreneurial family

July 8th, 2016

THE KEY COMPONENTS OF FAMILY INTRAPRENEURSHIP You know the value of becoming an intrapreneurial family, so here is how you can get started. Discover the elements that contribute to developing your intrapreneurial family and the activities to help make it happen! Family Business Interview Title: Developing a Sustainable Model of …

The key to success through Family Intrapreneurship

June 8th, 2016

Is your family nurturing intrapreneurs? Intrapreneurship is about giving the rising generation the environment they need to create new projects inside or outside the family business. Supporting intrapreneurs with shared resources is one thing, but there are also important behaviours and attitudes that when adopted, can promote the intrapreneurial culture …

Too much on your plate?

May 8th, 2016

Too much on your plate? We can do it all, but not all at once With all the roles we play, it’s no wonder so many of us struggle with balancing our many family and business related responsibilities. Take 5 minutes to fill out your role chart and gain perspective …

Secure the Future of your Family Business

March 31st, 2016

WHAT ARE YOUR OWNERSHIP VALUES? Values should always guide your decisions Our family values shape our business values. Take 3 minutes to analyze your ownership values and prepare for the influence they will have on your ownership behaviours as well as in aligning the past, present and future generations. EXPERT …

If your FAMILY MATTERS, you can’t miss this.

March 7th, 2016

FAMILY MATTERS Take this opportunity to bring some key learnings home to your family The Vision 2040 Think Tank instigated conversations that could change the course of your future. Watch family business experts and leaders brainstorm: How we can reach the year 2040 more effectively? If you care about the …

The benefits of cohesive leadership

February 3rd, 2016

ARE YOU A COHESIVE LEADER? Take the quiz to find out! Leadership is the ability to lead in such a way that a collective pride develops within the group. Take 5 minutes to see if you have cohesive leadership qualities. FAMILY PERSPECTIVE Title: The Changing Face of Leadership Speakers: Eva …

Set boundaries in your family and business with this one trick

January 11th, 2016

THE HAT TRICK Am I wearing my ‘Family Hat’ or my ‘Business Hat’? Setting boundaries in family business is easier said than done. Watch a one-minute video to see how these siblings aim to keep family conversations separate from business conversations. Title: Different Hats Speakers: de Gaspé Beaubien Family Time: …

Family Matters

December 10th, 2015

Are everyone’s ownership motivations aligned in your family business? While many family members have a clear idea of the mission of the business, few take the time to consider the individual motivations of the owners. Watch the video case story below to hear how Nicole’s ownership motivations differ from her …

How to have a productive family meeting

November 9th, 2015

MEET THE TORRES FAMILY Find out if your family meetings follow the same ‘golden rules’ as the Torres family The Torres family owns a 3rd generation food processing company. Discover which topics their family speak about at family meetings and which values and traditions govern these choices. Take 5 minutes …

The future of family business

October 20th, 2015

Today, family businesses play a crucial role in the economy, but will they tomorrow? HOW WILL YOUR BUSINESS REACT TO THESE GLOBAL TRENDS? The largest turnover of economic control in history Growing income inequality and environmental degradation Exponential technology advances and shorter product lifecycles The change in family structure norms …

What type of owner are you?

September 23rd, 2015

Is it about the money, or the legacy? Understanding your long-term goals and making sure all shareholders are working towards common objectives is crucial to maintaining harmony in both the family and the business. TAKE 2 MINUTES TO CREATE YOUR OWNERSHIP MAP, AND COMPARE! We will ask you the following …

Is your rising gen ready to take over?

August 23rd, 2015

Make sure they have the financial literacy to lead! Has your rising gen ever asked you the following questions: How does our family business allocate financial resources? Does our business rely on creditors or shareholders for funding? Who are our stakeholders? If they don’t have all the answers, they might …

Failing to plan, planning to fail

July 8th, 2015

SYNERGIZE, STRATEGIZE, SUCCEED Planning is as simple as 1-2-3 SYNERGIZE: Work in unison. If the whole family is working towards the same goal, you are more likely to achieve it. STRATEGIZE: Develop a plan for your family & business in parallel. Each are important puzzle pieces to consider. SUCCEED: Learn …

Time to make smarter family and business decisions

June 15th, 2015

Take 15 minutes see how your family makes decisions compared to the Howe family Do you use inclusive decision making structures? A code of conduct Regular meetings Policies and procedures Do you have the right governance structures? Family council Board of directors Shareholders group Creating fair process isn’t easy, but …

What will your family look like in 10 years?

May 23rd, 2015

Nothing Matters More Than Family Take 20 minutes to envision the future for your family using a “projective genogram” to better Balance Family and Business. How will the successor’s role change in 10 years? Who might retire and who might leave the organization? Will the next gen have the skills …

In just 15 minutes, avoid 90% of family conflict

April 23rd, 2015

It is said that 10% of conflict is due to difference of opinion, 90% is due to miscommunication… Good communication doesn’t eliminate conflict but it does help you manage it effectively so that it does not become poisonous, overly emotional, and destructive. Myth If we discuss this, it will only …

Are you crossing the line? How to keep family matters outside the office.

March 23rd, 2015

Keeping family matters outside the office can be challenging to say the least. Check out our FREE course on interpersonal communication between family business members in the office. How would you handle each of these situations? Addressing a family member in the office. Referring a friend for an internal position. …

Make sure your family ‘gets the message’

February 22nd, 2015

HOW you say something, is often more important than WHAT you say. A text message leaves a lot more up to interpretation than a face-to-face conversation. The more important the message the more present you should be in the conversation. Have you ever said, “That’s not what I meant!”? If …

Are you working IN or ON your business?

January 7th, 2015

As your business grows and changes, so does your role. Often times this means shifting towards a different set of ideas, projects and questions. When you are a manager, you are mainly working IN the business. When you are an owner, you are likely working ON the business. And yes, …

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