Lee Watson started his equipment rental business, Kachina Rentals in 1974 in Sacramento, California. Lee has always prided himself on the fact that he has the largest rental fleet and the most competitive prices in the region. No one has a better rental business in the area. Lee is now in his mid-70s and is […]
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The best-of-the-best advice from family business coach Pete Walsh.
The most successful and sustainable businesses have a strong culture for goal setting and accountability. Most of my family business clients want to have the freedom and autonomy to do things “their way” and not be a task driven (big corporate) culture. I agree with their vision AND encourage them to realize goal setting is […]
The holiday season can be either really enjoyable or really stressful. The choice lives in your mind. I’ve become a big believer in the practice of loving compassion as one of my main ingredients for holiday peace. We are all flawed human beings. It’s easy to focus on the shortcomings of others and fall into […]
In May 2015 in Orlando, I got to meet Marie Wagner. Marie’s family business was experiencing declining revenues while losing key clients, mostly because the business wasn’t evolving as customers’ needs evolve. Marie’s mother, Gloria, is headstrong and believes her way has worked for 25 years and there’s no need to change now. I asked […]
I think Moms are the most underrated players on the team. In most families I work with, Mom is usually a bit quiet, yet I know she is the glue that holds the team together. It’s my job to help create new ways to give Mom even more voice and impact on the family business team […]