How to Handle a Bum Brother

March 16, 2010 in Conflict Resolution and Communication in Family Business

Remember the tune, "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother"? While the Hollies' classic song is a melodic calling to the practice of brotherly love, the reality of brothers working together on the farm can be less than peaceful. Who hasn't heard a story of -- or even witnessed -- angry tirades, silent treatments, shouting matches or even occasional fisticuffs among farm siblings in your local community?