Grab a cup of coffee and come spend a few minutes in this section. We are going to talk about what we have taken away from other families who have learned, sometimes the hard way, what is important to them. We will talk about things they have learned, ways they have navigated through torrential times, and times they have failed to live up to their expectations but somehow gutted their way through. This section has interviews from family owned business members telling of their growth as well as some experiential exercises and tools for you to use with your family.
Have you ever wondered about the family part of a family owned business? Do you worry about your family because of the time you spend in your family business? This video segment describes how strong families build strong businesses.
Have you ever been disappointed by a family member but did not know why? Or have you been the one disappointing someone and confused as to why? This Slideshare presentation describe how that sometimes because as family, we believe that people know what we expect and acting under this assumption can lead to mixed expectations – later disappointment.
Have you ever lashed out at a family member quickly? Or have you been lashed out at before you felt that you had time to explain? This segment describes how often families grow apart in age and time but do not realize that. As a result, family members hold old assumptions instead of taking the responsibility to get know one another as they are today.
Do you want more information on how to practice self-disclosure? This tool is a model for how people see us as well as how we see ourselves (known to ourselves and not known).
Are you unsure of what it means to be a family owned business? Do you know of any other family owned businesses? This online quiz is a mix of family business fact and fiction to help you become more familiar with what family businesses are.
The following is an interview with President and Co-Founder of Urban Land Interests (ULI), Brad Binkowski. ULI is a 41 year old development and property management firm based in Madison, Wisconsin. The four-part interview explores Brad’s experince of bringing his son, Mark, into the business.