The following is an excerpt form Mark's new book:  The Family Business Teeter Totter.     Have you ever tried hiring a personal trainer? Whether or not you have, ask yourself ...

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Trust???!!!

May 24, 2021

 Photo by: Jerome Bon  Trust???!!!   Has this ever happened to you? You share something very personal with a “trusted” friend…A month later you get a call from ...

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Photo by: Sharon   Transition…Transaction…Transformation   As most of you know, much of FBC’s work centers around the transition of leadership from one generation ...

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Hurry Hangover

Mar 29, 2021

 Photo by: Marloes   Are you hungover?? I was…   Another confession…Following last month’s…Wow! Is this blog becoming my “priest”??  ...

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Photo by: Ryan Bowman   Anger – Does it have an upside?   Confession…COVID is wearing on me. Is it on you? I find my anger trigger can be a hair trigger far too often, usually ...

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Photo by: Rachel Johnson   Social Media   The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly…   You’ve read ad nauseum about social media. Heck, you may even use it ad nauseum.    Even ...

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Photo by: Nathaniel_U   The Up’s and Down’s of PROSPERITY   We have lived under the sober acknowledgement that DISCIPLINE combined with COMMITMENT produces PROSPERITY ...

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Find Your Anchor

Nov 17, 2020

Photo by: Keith Hall  Find Your Anchor I recently had a client say this to me: “Cindi, as we enter winter and possibly even experience depression given everything going on, we will ...

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Photo by: Philippa McKinlay   Communication is a Lifelong Journey   My wife and I have been working our way through the book and accompanying workbook, Getting the Love You Want, ...

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Family Friendly

Jul 21, 2020

Photo by Kat Grigg     “Family Friendly”   Not too long ago I was at a client’s office. We were having a team meeting and discussing some of the challenges ...

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Photo by Ruth Lathlean   Weaving the tapestry of your family business   You’ve probably all seen pictures of the reverse side of a tapestry. Just a bunch of knots and loose ends of ...

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Failure's Four F's

May 28, 2020

Photo courtesy of creditscoregeek.com   Failure’s Four F’s (or is it five??)   Now I know this isn’t necessarily anyone’s favorite topic. It’s not mine either. ...

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 Photo by Ray Krebs Getting through tough times   If you have to be in shut-down mode, Central Oregon is not a bad place to be. I’m fortunate. We moved to Bend full-time about ...

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Regardless your opinions about Mark Cuban and regardless of your opinion of Fox News…I thought this was a hopeful, yet not pie-in-the-sky message from Mark Cuban, entrepreneur, Shark Tank participant ...

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 Photo by: Kristi Durazo   Connection in a time of isolation…   I hope this finds you as well as you can be given what we are living out in real time…We ain’t ...

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Rotating Furloughs

Mar 16, 2020

Simon Sinek's video on the economic impact of COVID-19 in which he shares the concept of rotating furloughs (time off).   https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6644654743215972352/  

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Bumps

Feb 24, 2020

 Cindi Mortimer-Kies   BUMPS…   Bumps in the road. Depending on the state you live in…More or less… Does the end justify the means? Are bumps necessary ...

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Fiduciary...A What??

Jan 21, 2020

Photo by: Damian Navas   Fiduciary…What?   Most of you have probably heard the word, Fiduciary…Maybe on multiple occasions. What does it mean? Google the word and here’s ...

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 Photo credit: 401(K) 2012   The Family That ______’s Together Stays Together   I’ll let you fill in the blank, but wanted to reference an article I read recently ...

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Click on the link below to listen to a great panel interview with our founder, Mark Wickman and others. Presented by The Jefferson Exchange. https://www.ijpr.org/…/farm-bureau-works-oregon-farm-succes…

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