Monday, Nov 23, 2020

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The Bailey Family – Part #2: Shared Vision and Values Help Chart the Course

by Cindy Radu In the introduction to the Bailey family  (www.fullspectrumleadership.com/the-bailey- family-a-family-in-conflict/), we saw conflict arise in the context of a family business transition against a backdrop of deteriorating family relationships. Mr. Bailey and his advisors had designed a business transition plan without the input of other family members.  When Mr. Bailey presented the plan to his son (Jeff) and…

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Do You Know the Ethics of Your Broker? By Pamela Glendinning My Friend and Mentor, Peter Comrie from Full Spectrum Leadership asked me if I would put together a Blog on understanding the Ethics of your Broker.  He said, don’t hold back.  This post couldn’t have been requested at a better time. I would like to start by saying that if you, the Client,…

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Free Your Mind and Your Behind Will Follow!

When I decided many years ago to pursue a path of self-development and personal enlightenment, I had no definable concept of what I was trying to accomplish or where I was trying to go. My motivation, or probably “driving force” is a better description, was deep longing to know more about life which was accompanied by an innate knowing that…

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The “D” Word and Our New Way of Living and Working

by Peter Comrie There aren’t many options for what the “D” word might be, so I’ll just come out and say it: the “D” word is Discipline. Some personality types love the word discipline. It conjures up visions of structure, orderliness, and everyone behaving predictably and appropriately. For others, the word discipline is an unwanted, negative intrusion. It creates memories…

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INDECISION

Procrastination robs you of opportunity. It is a significant fact that no great leader was ever known to procrastinate. You are fortunate if ambition drives you into action, never permitting you to falter or turn back once you have rendered a decision to go forward. Second by second as the clock ticks off, the distance time is running a race…

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Getting Ahead of Family Conflict

by David Gould Getting Ahead of Family Conflict – Communication and the Art of Difficult Negotiations In the Bailey Family story, we explored what can happen when conflict takes over in a family. https://www.fullspectrumleadership.com/the-bailey-family-a-family-in-conflict/)  The siblings’ school yard conflicts resulted in a refusal to communicate that almost destroyed the family and the family business. When wealth transition is not planned…

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Thoughts for a Happy Week

by Peter Comrie PERSPECTIVES… “You can’t look at life through rose colored glasses—they said, forgetting to add—but it’s perfectly okay to see the world through mud-brown lenses”. WORLDVIEW…     “The difference between a flower and a weed is a judgement”. THE ONLY PARADIGM… “The way we choose to see the world—creates the world we see”. NEW WORLD……. “Happiness is a choice…

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The Renovation!

By Peter Comrie Here’s Why a Personal Transformation And a Home Renovation Are Similar Have you worked on your own personal transformation before? Your own “inner renovation,” so to speak? Many of you know how it is… You wake up every morning, and you’re unhappy with the way things are. You’re using outdated systems, things are harder than they should…

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The Bailey Family – A Family in Conflict

Planning a Successful Wealth Transition By Cindy Radu and David Gould What do you know about the importance of a successful wealth transition? When a wealth transition is not planned successfully, it can put a family in conflict and send them into a financial and emotional crisis. Here is one story about wealth transition and how unaddressed conflict in a…

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We Do Become What We Think About Most

By Peter Comrie Do you know what it takes to have a positive mindset? Are you aware of the power our mindset has on the outcome of our everyday lives? There is great wisdom in the idea that “we become what we think about most of the time.”   In fact, the human brain is a strong, goal- seeking, problem-solving…

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What is The Truth About “Change”?

By Peter Comrie What’s the truth about change? Well, the short answer is: absolutely — change is possible Throughout the years, we’ve seen countless people on the brink of divorce. This can happen when one partner’s behaviors have been really toxic to live with, while the other partner has tried to manage them in a way that won’t escalate things.…

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The Conflict Resolution Formula

By David Gould Preparing for effective negotiations requires you to shift your focus from your story of the past and what happened to you to the future and its possibilities for resolution. When you do this life simply works better. Follow these Eight Steps to prepare for your negotiations:  Recognize and accept that you have a potential conflict as early…

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Next Steps for Family Businesses – Vulnerabilities Exposed…

By Cindy Radu What vulnerabilities has Covid exposed in your family enterprise? And what are you going to do about it? In April I was invited to participate on a global STEP Insight Panel on the topic of “How have you and your clients reacted and adapted to the global pandemic?” STEP Journal Issue 3, 2020 was released June 26…

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Conflict in the Time of Covid

By David Gould We constantly hear about our “new normal” and the many challenges that we will face during Covid pandemic and beyond. Like always, conflict will be one of those challenges, and here are some of my thoughts about getting ahead of conflict as you create your future in a rapidly changing world. Once we have decided we will…

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The Penalty of Leadership

In every field of human endeavor, he that is first must perpetually live in the white light of publicity. Whether the leadership be vested in a man or in a manufactured product, emulation and envy are ever at work. In art, in literature, in music, in industry, the reward and the punishment are always the same. The reward is widespread…