- Enable families in business to make better decisions together for the good of the family and the business.
- Succession Planning that will identify the rules for transitioning
Commit to treat others as equals, as they would like to be treated.
Have written, personal goals and share them with the family.
Address the “unspeakables” – avoidance creates “hard feelings.”
Learn to forgive – get over past “hurts” – accept forgiveness.
Let go of the “pecking order” in succession selection.
Expand the advisors to the family business – hold yourself accountable.
Never dictate solutions. Input from others allows for objectivity.
Get the priorities right – family first.
Enlighten others about you – allow them to know the real you.
Set the example by your attitude, word and action.
Jim Kwaiser is a recognized as a leading Family Business expert in assisting them to effectively blend the personal issues with the business strategies. Jim has assisted many hundreds of successful individuals, family businesses, associations and public companies through his personal consulting, comprehensive programs and straightforward facilitation. Mr. Kwaiser has held positions of General Manager, Executive Vice President, and President with many large grocery wholesale Fortune 500 corporations, local and regional Family Businesses, including holding a position as a non-family President of a family-owned supermarket chain. Jim has owed his own Family Businesses. His varied experience has enabled Jim to be recognized for his practical approach to the operational, financial, organizational and planning aspects of all types of business. Jim understands the “Business of Business” and is known for finding the root causes of problems, quickly, while offering solid “how to” advice while assisting with the implementation as well.
Ann Marie Kwaiser has devoted over 30 years of her life as a registered nurse, teacher, trainer and consultant in the areas of physical and relationship health. Ann Marie has taught and practiced and brings a unique understanding of personal sensitivity to each consultation or work session. She has experienced first hand how relationship support will enhance performance as well as foster workplace satisfaction. Ann Marie is a recognized expert in the process of establishing interpersonal cooperation through the understanding of Relationships, Performance and Planning. As their successful track record demonstrates, they understand the business of business and how unresolved issues affect the bottom line. We believe that all people must take responsibility for their attitude, words and action. We believe that open communication and forgiveness are vital to business and personal success. We believe that dealing with all people in a positive, caring way relationships will improve, families will be strengthened, work environments will be enhanced and businesses will grow. We believe that putting the concerns of the individual, couple, and family first will have a positive impact on the success of any business. We believe that if every person promotes the need to, “Set the Example by their Attitude, Word, and Action,” the world will be a better place and families will be stronger.
Books by Ann Marie & James R. Kwaiser