A Financial Poise column dedicated to the belief that success in business is meaningless without success at home.
A Family’s Most Valuable Business Asset is Itself The component to family businesses that make them unique from other businesses is the family. Solving family business problems without understanding the family dynamic is akin to a placing a bandage on a broken leg – it simply is not sufficient. Family businesses possess a complexity that […]
Parenting the Whole Child for Successful Living Raising children is a lot of things. It’s exhilarating, exhausting, loving, caring, difficult, rewarding, and can be really scary. The vulnerability of a parent can be overwhelming and truly a kind of vulnerability strictly reserved for parenting. As is the nature of vulnerability in parenting, there is the […]
Your Belief System and Values are Fluid As much as we like to think that our belief system and values are defined by independent and reliable decision-making, we are only about half right. Everyone carries an embedded list of “shoulds” that, at times, are nearly inaudible, while at other times, scream loudly in our heads. […]
Marital Satisfaction + Baby You and your partner have likely been preparing for the arrival of your baby for months, if not years. You’ve rearranged the house, shifted your schedules, arranged for help and support, and you finally feel ready-and you probably are as ready as you can be. However, you are also probably going […]
Personal value is the key to personal success. If we aren’t feeling important or valued, or if we don’t value ourselves, then the likelihood of achieving our goals in a meaningful way is pretty low. This is true in business and at home. This makes us wonder how some people can be so successful at […]
In business (and in life), real leadership requires empathy and compassion. Too many corporate executives see every worker’s problem as a quick solution-in-waiting.
Natural leadership is not the same thing as effective leadership. So, how do you develop effective leadership? You work at it.
When there is an issue to resolve, there is a different approach than deciding who is right and who is at fault. Think of it in terms of circular causality. In other words, how do your actions influence people? And, how does the action of others influence you?
Take control of your personal and business relationships, and stop letting other people control your emotions.
Relationships are work. Most couples don’t find that out until they are in the thick of it. It’s the secret our parents didn’t tell us. It is also the one that we are tending more and more to tell our kids. Building a life, raising children, and managing careers with another person can overwhelm even the most committed relationship. Two people carry with them two sets of needs and two sets of expectations. As life moves forward, it tends to get more complicated and couples can get lost along the way.