Archive for May, 2015

22nd July 1970 – a turning point in our family business

22nd July 1970 – a turning point in our family business

Why secure base leadership should precede succession plans in a family business. If you are involved in a family business (or like me, were) chances are you will relate to this story. My grandfather was larger than life, in every sense of the word – he tipped the scales at around 200 kgs in his prime. Aside from this imposing memory I still have of him, he was the glue that kept our large family and growing family business together. Without realising it at the time, he exhibited most (not all) of the qualities I have since studied in leadership…