Management Issues in Family Business

  • The Art of Juggling

    April 3, 2015

    Successfully managing your agriculture operation requires you to pay attention to multiple issues and areas of your business, often simultaneously.

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  • A Job Well Done

    February 4, 2015

    Acknowledging others, especially family members, is invaluable to the success of your business.

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  • The Faith Driven Business Model

    November 6, 2013

    For many business owners, their Christian faith serves as a resource, but often it isn't clear how to draw upon this wellspring of wisdom.  Can the Bible help us deal specifically with the unique...

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  • Determining Family Compensation

    July 25, 2012

    Over the years I've witnessed a number of family business members work for a very low wage in anticipation of a financial or farmland windfall at some later point in their career. They are promised...

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  • How to Fire a Family Member

    June 22, 2012

    Donald Trump once observed that firing people on national television has made him more popular. In the family business, firing a family member may not make you more popular, but if everyone knows...

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  • Get the Right Stuff in Family Transition

    December 29, 2011

    A few weeks ago, I moderated a breakout session at DTN's annual Ag Summit where two members of Lenz Farms of Wray, Colo., described their family farm's "boot camp" for beginners. With eight partners...

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