Encouraging Mindfulness for a More Inclusive Workplace

What role does mindfulness play in YOUR family business?

In my latest podcast with Ramia El Agamy, we discuss how in today’s technologically advanced and highly distracted world, we have more information available to us than ever before. While this increase in knowledge can be a great advantage, a level of mindfulness is required to let go of past experiences and expectations for the future in order to be fully present in a situation.

Today’s generations are more mindful than previous ones. With greater awareness of diversity, they are more aware of the necessity to modify their behaviours to live together peacefully. Mindfulness is also a useful tool for business leaders to outgrow limitations and create a thriving workplace.

Encouraging Mindfulness for a More Inclusive Workplace — Women in Family Business

As you know, I’ve developed a specialty coaching women in family businesses, and I truly enjoy working with daughters like you. If you’d like to learn more and work with me, click here!

All the best,

Should I Stay or Should I Go? – Women in Family Business

Welcome to the new daughters who have joined Daughters in Charge!

I hope everyone is having a great summer.   Here’s my latest podcast with Ramia El Agamy, which we’ve titled “Should I Stay or Should I Go”?  If you’ve been wondering about whether you should leave the family business, or even if you’re simply questioning your career path or role, I hope you find it helpful.

Should I Stay or Should I Go? — Women in Family Business

As you know, I’ve developed a specialty coaching women in family businesses, and I truly enjoy working with daughters like you. If you’d like to learn more and work with me, click here!

All the best,

Leveraging Empathy in the Introduction of New Technologies

I join Ramia El Agamy to discuss how introducing new technology into the family business is not an easy process but one that all businesses have to initiate sooner or later. With their strong empathy and communication skills, women have the ability to facilitate the process and lead the fourth Industrial Revolution. The key to an inclusive and smooth transition lies in developing expertise while asking the right questions on the social impact and unintentional consequences of new technologies.

Leveraging Empathy in the Introduction of New Technologies — Women in Family Business

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The Untold Benefits of Coaching

Have you ever considered leadership coaching?  As I’m sure you’ve realized, women in family businesses (and men as well), do have unique opportunities and challenges as they take on leadership roles in their family’s business.  In fact, just by working in family business, you can be viewed as a leader even if you don’t want to be.

Here’s a podcast I recorded with Ramia El Agamy.  We discussed how coaching works, the issues people bring to a coaching engagement, and the different ways a coach might work with you.  I hope you find it helpful.

The Untold Benefits of CoachingWomen in Family Business

All the best,

Raising Wealthy Children

I recently heard about an entrepreneurial woman who started a business that now employs her husband and over 100 employees. The business has been enormously successful. The couple has two young children and all is well–except that they are starting to worry about a problem they never thought they’d have: raising wealthy children.

You may have heard about affluenza, a made up name for a so-called “illness” that wealthy people are particularly susceptible to catching. It’s characterized by over-spending, feeling and acting entitled to things most people have to earn, and disrespect for rules in a variety of settings and situations. A simpler name for it might be “spoiled”.

Raising wealthy kids does have its own unique set of challenges. From my work with women in family businesses, some who are quite wealthy, I’ve realized that the issue is as much about the values parents set as it is about money. Many family business owners have a strong work ethic, contribute time to their communities, and are committed to philanthropy. They set limits on their own spending and frequently express gratitude for what they have. Their values-and they way they live them out-are as important a “currency” they give to their children as their wealth.

What values were you raised with-and did they affect your relationship with money? If you have children, what values do you hope to instill? How will you do that? I think these are questions worth considering.

If you have experiences and insights you’d be willing to share, please email me at amy@daughtersincharge.com.

 

 

 

Here are some references you may find helpful:

Inherited Wealth: Opportunities and Dilemmas

Acquirers’ and Inheritors’ Dilemma: Discovering Life Purpose and Building Personal Identity in the Presence of Wealth

Children of Paradise: Successful Parenting for Prosperous Families