Sit in the Stink - Managing Your Emotions in Smelly Situations
Change, in any manner, is difficult for all involved. Family businesses must go through changes to tackle tough issues, be it in the family, the business, or both. Some of the changes that occur may be during succession planning, it may be the new hire of a next generation member, it may be a new in-law or child to add to the family system, it may be a sudden emergency that requires immediate attention, but an immediate solution may not be the best choice for the longevity of the family or business. Change produces uncertainty, and with uncertainty comes fear. Fear creates emotional instability, a propensity for reaction and tendency to want to get out of the discomfort of the situation. Many times family business members feel the need to make a quick decision, fix the problem, handle the challenges in a decisive manner: many of the same qualities that made these people successful in business. However, the ability to stay put, to withstand the pressure of the situation, with its length and unease, and live with the process, will produce a better outcome for all involved with a more harmonious family and successful business.
In this Webinar you will learn:
Deb Houden is a consultant with the Family Business Consulting Group, Inc., Deb Houden specializes in helping family-owned businesses with family communication, transition, and next generation development by providing resources, tools, and knowledge that are needed to navigate their specific issues.|
Deb has worked with numerous families on developing effective communication and conflict resolution skills, developing family meetings, beginning stages of board development, and working with younger generational members of family firms. She is adept as developing processes that help families go through changes within the business and families during transitions.
Read Deb's Complete Biography here.
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