Posts Categorized: Family and Independent Business

A Succession Planning Vlog

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We recently did something new – a vlog – thanks to Tim Haunn of The Haunn Group.  Maria Milanetti’s participation in the vlog was by interview, in which she and Tim Haunn discussed succession planning and we wanted to share it with you. Enjoy!

Simplicity – Concentrating On Doing Less In Your Business

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As we reach our fourth Anniversary here at MarchFifteen and the third Anniversary of our Family and Independent Business Practice, we wanted to reflect on Simplicity – a common theme that has come up in conversations with our clients. My business partner Edyta Pacuk, President and Founder of MarchFifteen, did a fantastic speech and blog… Read more »

The Allegory of Conflict: Managing collisions in the family business – A Guest Blog by Anthony Devine

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In this blog written by Anthony Devine,  deputy programme leader for the BA (Hons) accounting degree at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, we see three types of conflict that can emerge in family business: Relationship Conflict, Task Conflict and Process Conflict. If your business is encountering any of these, you are not alone. I hope… Read more »

Organizational Culture – What it is and how you might assess it

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“Culture eats strategy for lunch.” – Peter Drucker Organizational culture is a term that widely receives attention, yet one that may not be completely understood by many. This blog addresses the much talked about idea of culture and explains what culture is to organizations. It will help you start to think about your organization’s culture,… Read more »

What Is Emotional Intelligence and How Can It Be Improved?

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At MarchFifteen we facilitate Emotional Intelligence sessions within organizations and find this a fascinating topic to share with clients. I was very inspired while doing EQ/EI research to come across a Harvard Business Review Blog. It reinforced that it is possible to shift an individual, a team and an entire organization towards a higher awareness… Read more »

Harnessing Family Talent: Human resources planning and communication during family business transition

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In October 2014 MarchFifteen Partner, Maria Milanetti, will be presenting on the topic of  “Human Resources and Communications during Business Transition” at the Family Firm Institute (FFI) Annual Global conference in Washington D.C. Ahead of her presentation Maria wrote an article on the topic for FFI’s online publication, The Practitioner. Below is the article in it’s entirety,… Read more »

The Emotional Aspects of Family-Owned Business Succession (Part 3) – A Guest Blog by Pierre Gauthier

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This is the last of three blogs written for MarchFifteen by our Strategic Partner, Pierre Gauthier, President of Gauthier-Murtada and Partners. Pierre has a wealth of experience working with Family Businesses and is used as a trusted advisor by many organizations in this domain. We appreciate his insights here at MarchFifteen. We also know businesses and… Read more »

Sharpen The Saw Of Your Sales Team

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At MarchFifteen we continuously keep on top of our clients’ business needs, listening to what is both said and not said.  Well, we have heard you, and naturally we are expanding our services to now include Sales Assessment and Development, led by our new Strategic Partner, Michael Ehling. Michael’s sales and coaching expertise in large… Read more »