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Second Generation Business Owners

Growing Professionally and Personally Within a Family Business (with David K. Sargent)

In a family business, how do you overcome being the Owner’s Child? What can you do to ensure success on your own merits? How do you lead a team that may initially question your qualifications?

Master Your Internal Board Meeting (with Dr. Shannan Crawford)

Why is the success of an organization dependent on the health – not just physical health, but also mental and spiritual health - of the leader? When the microculture of a team is set by leadership, how can business owners refocus the parts of their own brains to help cultivate their employees’ most forward-thinking and creative efforts?

Overcoming the Challenges of a Family Business (with Dr. Keanon Alderson)

What are the challenges of creating, working for, or taking over a family business? What are the strengths a family business needs to succeed? How can you avoid the pitfalls that cause the high failure rate in succession of a family business?

Putting Values First for Sustainable Success (with Stacey Pearson)

How important are a company’s values to its growth and success? What can a business owner do to ensure their team buys in to the company culture and lives those values daily? And how can you take them even further and affect a community in need?

Advancing Through Life's Detours (with Larry Bell)

How can being involved in organizations during your youth prepare you for unexpected events in your business future? Where do you turn for advice when you feel overwhelmed by responsibility, and you are having to learn as you go? And when personal tragedy strikes, how can the planning of one individual transform entire communities?

Workforce Trends and Drivers (with Daniel Pullin)

How can companies struggling with an employment landscape that is “opportunity long and talent short” attract future team members for the long haul? How can nurturing an emotional connection for your existing team to your company’s values position your company to attain the best, right-fit employees? What are the differences between Millennials and Generation Z, coming out of colleges today, and how can understanding those differences give you an edge in your talent management strategy?

Planning for Successful Succession (with Phil Clemens)

How important is a succession plan to your company’s health? What are the challenges to putting one into place? How can business owners and founders step outside of their egos, face the idea of being replaced, and ask the hard questions on future leadership?

Turning Your Family Business into a Business Family (with Phil Clemens)

What is the difference between a Family Business and a Business Family? How can transitioning from one to the other while reaffirming the family mission and values take a company from declining profits to being a billion-dollar business?

Innovating to Thrive, and Giving Back (with Larry J. Rybka)

How do you continually innovate to keep your company relevant and thriving? How do you assemble a team capable of taking what you’ve built into the future? How can the Golden Rule shape your business and affect change throughout the world?

Thriving in a Family Business and Why Excelling at Being a Family is Important (with Dave Lopez)

How do you achieve work-life balance when your work IS a family business? How do you thrive when working closely with relatives daily?