So here we are. Another Father’s day approaches. I know Mom’s rule the world and we wouldn’t be anywhere (or even here) without them but… Father’s day has a little different feeling about it. Ya, Ya I know your saying to yourself, He’s a father so of course he feels that way. Perhaps, but I think there’s more to it. I think mother’s day is rightfully about celebrating and thanking mother’s for their caring, their nurturing and giving us life. Science tells us there’s a special bond between a mother and child and I tend to agree. For a father that relationship is something to a certain extent that must be created. Of course father’s can be nurturing and have a bond to our children but scientifically mom’s the word. So Father’s day is a real privilege, an honor. This is just my opinion but let me elaborate… (more…)
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This weekend is Father’s day. Last year I presented a blog post about the top 10 things a father and daughter could do together. This year I thought I’d offer some insights, my observations on what effect being a father has on a fella and in my opinion, the most important thing Fathers can do for their children.
First off let me give away a secret, dispel a myth, breakdown the facade that us men put forth (sorry guys). You may see us as macho men, big strong guys that can build anything or tear anything down, the creators of life’s inventions, the leaders of men, captains of industry, masters of our domains and the heads of the household (ok I was pushing it on that last one…). In truth we are at our very best , pushed to achieve, most vulnerable and most satisfied when we are known as “Dad”. Now I know some of you may scoff at this notion, believe that I exaggerate but alas I have real proof. (more…)
I personally love family businesses, and not just because I am in one! I love how it can give people the opportunity to fast track themselves to their full potential. I love how family businesses seem to have more values, ethics and personality rather than the faceless “Big Boys”. I love how family relationships can turn exponential when a father becomes a friend, a colleague, a business partner.
Of course, family businesses can go the other way. I can’t think of anything worse when family relationships turn sour because of the business. I’m a firm believer that the family has to come first. As for myself; we are a 3rd generation family business and I confess, we’ve gotten darn good at succession issues. I continually get asked how we did it, so here are my Secrets to Successful Succession, keeping not only the business in tact but more importantly our relationship. (more…)