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Who do you blame when things go wrong ?

I recently sat in a board meeting of a company when a problems come up for discussion and the senior staff immediately blamed someone who used to work there. What caused me some concern was that the problem had been allowed to continue under the current management.
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If an offer arrived, is your private company ready for sale?

Sale opportunities are delayed and missed if your business IP and assets are sitting in all sorts of trusts and in different family member names. You might also decrease the value someone is willing to pay.
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Family business - stay as you are or take the big leap forward ?

Successful families in business have meet the challenge at a point in time of taking the leap from where they are now to embracing a big picture vision of the future. They take the lead and everyone they touch along the way wants to be on board
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Smart business owners write it all down

One of the reasons that Franchising is so successful as a business format is due to the fact that the operating system for the everything that happens has been written down.
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Future generations are going to be very different in family businesses

As the leader of your family business are you able accept that they don't think like you, they don't dress like you, they don't work like you and that you could be the one holding back the success of the business
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Family business is slow to take up the advantages of "Lean Thinking"

This is a classic example of they don't know what they don't know. Many business owners believe that LEAN processes are for large companies. The savings become so obvious when you start with a different way of thinking.
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In 2014 you cannot drive strategy from the top down without enagagement

Often your employees know as much about your business as you do. You would be foolish to not engage them in your future strategic direction and ask for input.
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Can your employees explain what your strategy is to get to your future vision?

If your employees were interviewed and asked to explain your future vision and the strategy in place to get there what would the the answer be ?
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Why do so many companies fail to get their internal culture right?

Internal Culture
Turf wars and silos exist in most businesses I have worked in over the years and it is my single biggest frustration and is the primary cause in killing the ability to build a pervasive culture that is positive, your culture should be the internal glue that leads to success.
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Time to focus on the ability of Small to Medium Enterprises who are the engine room in our economy

Head in Sand.
I am becoming increasingly concerned with all the talk about the need to invest $ millions in retraining for those who are coming out of industry segments that are in decline. What about investing in the skills of small to medium business owners who will be ones who are in a position to to employ more people in the future.

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