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Family Business Mediation Video No 50. Cuckoo Consultants. By Jon Kenfield. Solutionist.

Family Business Mediation Video No 50. Cuckoo Consultants. By Jon Kenfield. Family Business Mediator. Solutionist. This video is unique amongst the 50 in this series in that it looks to an entirely external conflict generator that can act upon the family – as opposed to the other 49 causes, where the family does its own […]

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Family Business Mediation Video No 49. Non – Family Conflict Causes. By Jon Kenfield. Solutionist.

Family Business Mediation Video No 49. Non – Family Conflict Causes. By Jon Kenfield. Solutionist. Can non-family people create conflicts within the family business? You bet! Family Business are notorious for creating cliques (read your Shakespeare!): supporters for Mum vs Dad; for siblings against other siblings; for one generation against another; and for getting all […]

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Family Business Mediation Video 48. Old Retainers. By Jon Kenfield. Family Business Mediator.

Common Causes of Family Conflict & What to Do About Them. Video No 48. Old Retainers. Old retainers area a common cause of conflict in family businesses where Mum or Dad has worked with “old Phyllis / Sam” since the early days and has made promises that “we’ll always look after you”. The new business […]

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Family Business Mediation Video No 47. Emotional Trauma. By Jon Kenfield. Solutionist

• Psychology is the science of understanding how people think, feel, behave and learn. • I’m not a psychologist – other than at the “chicken soup” end of the scale – however, more than 20 years spent working with denizens of business families provides many opportunities to observe how people do actually think, feel, behave […]

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Family Business Mediation Video No 46: Ethnic Issues & Cultural Norms. By Jon Kenfield

Common Causes of Family Conflict & What to Do About Them. Video No 46: Ethnic Issues and Cultural Norms. • When a family’s culture is strong, it can exert powerful influences on personal expectations and behaviours – both in the family and in its business activities. • Most ethnic cultures are based on historic traditions […]

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Family Business Mediation Video No 45: Lack of Talent in the Family. By Jon Kenfield. Solutionist.

Common Causes of Family Business Conflict & What to Do About Them. Family Business Mediation Video 45 Lack of Talent in the Family. • Business founders are often driven individuals. They may be motivated by creative drive, frustration in another job, identified opportunity, need to work, obligation to provide work for family members, or many […]

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Family Business Mediation Video No 44: Retirement & Other Exits. By Jon Kenfield. Solutionist.

Common Causes of Family Business Conflict & What to Do About Them. Family Business Mediation Video No 44: Retirement & Other Exits. By Jon Kenfield. Solutionist. • Generational transition – “Succession” – is THE major cause of conflict in business families. It always has been, and it’s on the rise as baby boomers retire in […]

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Family Business Mediation Video No 43: Poor Business Performance. By Jon Kenfield. Solutionist.

Common Causes of Family Business Conflict & What to Do About Them. Family Business Mediation Video No 43. Poor Business Performance. By Jon Kenfield. Solutionist. • Business performance, or more likely lack of same, is a common cause of conflict. • Some family members employed in the business may be underperforming, or actively sabotaging the […]

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Family Business Mediation Video No 42: Family Values. By Jon Kenfield. Solutionist.

Common Causes of Family Business Conflict & What to Do About Them. Family Business Mediation Video No 42. Family Values. By Jon Kenfield. Solutionist. • Values are what drive us to do what we do, the way we do it. • Family values are the values honoured and shared by a family, and taken into […]

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Family Business Mediation Video No 41: The Next Generation. By Jon Kenfield. Solutionist.

Common Causes of Family Business Conflict & What to Do About Them. Family Business Mediation Video No 41.The Next Generation. By Jon Kenfield. Solutionist. • The classic definition of a family business is one that substantially involves at least 2 family members as owners and operators. • Family businesses tend to take themselves more seriously, […]

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