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 […]
Leadership in Family Business
In a family business, an individual's leadership can empower the company and create opportunity, but it can also be misunderstood when directed at other family members in the business. Mastering this delicate communication is possible with the right tools and perspectives.
Learning to use sound judgement is like most other qualities of great leaders and successful people — it comes with thoughtfulness, discipline and practice. As family leaders it’s your job to create the right learning environment for your family. Here are four simple steps: Model the Behavior The family is always watching its leaders. Opportunities […]
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 […]
Over the past 18 years I’ve had the opportunity to work with a wide range of personalities in my executive coaching practice. I’ve seen a great number of excellent business plans, business models and business opportunities fall short because of a failure to learn how to minimize the impact of differing personalities. I leave it […]
The game of business is moving quickly and changing faster everyday. Successful players know how to adjust in a split second to skillfully navigate through the daily challenges and obstacles. You need to be agile if you want to rise above your peers. Here are three ways you can practice being agile this week: 1. […]