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June Current Thinking Column

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Balancing the Emotional Ledger: Axioms and Guidelines for Counseling Families in Business by Joe Paul is now available!

Why should you read the most recent publication of the Aspen Family Business Group?  Because whether you are in a family business, their service provider, or a professor, the book will provide you with insights and facilitation tools that will deepen your understanding of your clients.

Our colleague and author, Joe Paul, has distilled decades of experience and thoughtful reflection into pearls of wisdom in his new book. Readers can learn about the basis of your influence, your practice, your ability to facilitate change, and your skills in reducing anxiety and creating more trust among family members.

After many years of collaboration with Joe, I continue to draw upon his insights and perspective to inform my work, and often find myself pondering one of his profound statements long after we have visited. For instance, he encourages us to embrace other's resistance because it is usually based in a desire to protect something important in the individual, the family, or the business. This affirmation of each client's resistance as an attempt to help the family reframes the resistance and increases the willingness to trust.

The generation and transfer of knowledge among family members, especially during succession, is a crucial element in family business sustainability. Just so, each profession defines itself via its unique body of knowledge. I think you will find Balancing the Emotional Ledger: Axioms and Guidelines for Counseling Families in Business to be a significant contribution to the multidisciplinary profession of counseling families in business. -Leslie Dashew


In other AFBG news, Leslie Dashew is proud to announce the 20th Annual Women in Family Business Program for 2016. The four day event will take place on March 10-13 at the Miraval Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona. This upcoming year's topic, "Wise Women Revisited," will draw upon the various topics from the past two decades of the conference, while continuing the tradition of gathering, collaborating, and learning from each other. For more information about the program or how to register, click here.



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