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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      Photo by: Elke Peterson   Is my “Safe Place” a Deception?   Recently, a good friend and I were out mountain biking. Both of us have had pretty ...

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      Photo by Dale M McDonald   A Different Kind of Leadership   Summer is upon us…Time to travel, right? Many of you are planning trips, some even to other ...

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Pushing Pause

Apr 29, 2022

Photo by: Eje Lyam    Pushing Pause   Name one thing that happens at a slower pace than one hundred years ago…I’m hard pressed to make any kind of list of things. Maybe ...

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Ladders or Stairs??

Mar 14, 2022

    Ladder or Stairs??   I’m somewhere in the latter half (I hope…) of my recovery from “The Fall” I wrote about in January’s edition of this ...

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Rebuilding Trust

Feb 24, 2022

Photo by: Ron    Rebuilding Trust when Trust has been Broken   Some of you are familiar with Love Languages. The book’s “cousin” for business is Languages of ...

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Lessons from a Fall

Jan 25, 2022

Photo courtesy of Mark Wickman   Lessons from a Fall…   Back in the Fall I wrote a blog entry entitled, Lessons from Afar. Well, now, not to be cute, but this month’s ...

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Turn Your Brain Off

Nov 17, 2021

Photo courtesy of Mark Wickman     Turn Your Brain Off   This October, I had the chance to meet a friend in Sedona for some mountain biking. What a place! What a treat! Most ...

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Role reversal?...

Oct 21, 2021

Photo by: Valeria Zolotoreva      Role Reversal?…   I “celebrated” (not sure that’s the right word) a birthday last month…my 65th…Yes, ...

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Lessons from afar...

Sep 17, 2021

Photo by flickr commons   Lessons from afar…   My wife and I just got back from what has become an annual “unplugging.” I’ve shared with many of you how ...

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Delegation as an Art Form - Some Tips for Leaders   Ever seen a painting that moves you? I am a fan of Impressionism and a style called Impasto. I love them all and I have for years.  ...

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A great article on expressing gratitude in the workplace:  https://www.familybusinessmagazine.com/using-gratitude-foster-unity-your-family-0   

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A great video on creating culture in the workplace!   Mark's message after watching this video:  I don’t just like this. I LOVE it!      https://youtu.be/Xcry7VUjmD8

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Message Me

Jul 20, 2021

Photo by: Jens Larsson   Message Me How often have you heard that in the last week? How many “messages” do you receive on a daily basis? Text, voicemail, Messenger, Instagram, ...

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  Photo by: David Ellis   Accountability and Autonomy   A client recently shared something he’d been reading. The thoughts/topics included in the reading come up regularly ...

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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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