Communication Specialist for Business Families
Family Business Leadership Training
The majority of family businesses are run by a single dominant leader – the founder. The business and managers themselves generally develop around the strengths and weaknesses of that one central leader, who most likely has a directive leadership style.
The transition of a business to the next generation calls for a collaborative leadership style. New skills are needed when a group of leaders who have been working one-on-one with the owner, strive to become an interdependent team. Collaboration and peer-to-peer accountability demands different conversations, higher levels of listening and well-developed leadership skills. The roles in problem-solving, conflict resolution, negotiation and consensus building require new thinking and a different approach.
The responsibility of leading a successful business today and growing it to the next level of success can be a big mountain to climb. A multi-dimensional approach to preparing the new leaders - both personally and professionally - are critical to not only a successful transition, but also to securing the future of the business and the family legacy.
"We are a family photography studio business that needed both direction and leadership while transitioning to the next generation of photographers. As a result of the listening and understanding each other through Trudy’s work, we are moving forward united and excited to elevate our success. Trudy is caring and direct in her approach -- we are inspired with the structure she is creating with and for us."Studio White, a Family Business, Calgary, AB
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