Challenging Myths with a Group Reality Experience: Facilitating family enterprise members learning in forum groups
Facilitating more than 120 meetings over seven years with family enterprise members in forum groups has given me a rare and privileged opportunity to see family business myths discussed, challenged, and role-played.
Twelve people hungry for change are gathered in a room, even though they have strong reservations that anything can change.
“I am an entrepreneur, because I don’t know how to do anything else,” is one of the phrases from the interview that might help to define Jaume Tomás Carulla’s versatile nature.
When I was young, I waited every morning with great anticipation for my Dad to take me to Grandpa’s farm. We would spend long days caring for animals and working in the fields.
A case: One beautiful, sunny day, Edward, 73, sat back at his desk and assessed his life. He was living the dream—with one exception. He had several homes, a devoted second wife, and he spoke with his best friends every day. However, his business was failing. Over the past ten years, he had hired many of his best friends to lead various divisions of his manufacturing company, and Edward and his GMs were having a ball. The company manufactured sporting goods that he and his friends used all the time. Unfortunately, the
Your clients are savvy business owners. But are some of the beliefs they have about the value of their operations holding them back? See if these sound familiar.