The Leadership of both armies in the American Civil War was a Family Business. Many Generals and Officers were all from the West Point Family. James Ewell Brown “Jeb” Stuart (February 6, 1833 – May 12, 1864) was a United States Army officer from the U.S. state of Virginia, who later became a Confederate States Army [Continue Reading]
NEW PERSPECTIVE: Twelve weeks ago we had Family Business
Twelve weeks ago we had Family Business. “When you wake up every day, you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It’s all a matter of perspective.” Twelve weeks ago I had triple by-pass surgery, or a CABG. Coronary artery bypass [Continue Reading]
The #WorldCup and Family Business
In the #WorldCup – Team USA advanced to the “knockout” round, for only the third time, (1930, 2002, and 2014). Soccer, football (or Fútbol) around the globe, is simply “The World’s Game”. Soccer continues to grow in the US. Today with over 13 million Americans playing, it is the fastest growing sport in the US. [Continue Reading]
To Lead is to Serve!
In 1958, Robert Greenleaf published his essay, “Essentials of Servant Leadership”. The core as explained in the “Essentials” is: “The servant-leader is servant first… Becoming a servant-leader begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. That person is sharply different from [Continue Reading]
Family Business Scalability. Can You Ramp Up Your Business?
. You have to respect the streak, as your ramp up! Are there patterns for success? Is there a blueprint, a model to help the team migrate your business from entrepreneurial to managerial? Is there formula to insure your accomplishments are scalable? In electronics, scalability is the ability of a system, network, or process, to [Continue Reading]