A new article called, "All in the Family" just came out in Wheat Life Magazine.
Check it out. www.inspired-questions.com/s/Family-business-0414.pdf
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I recently had an article about shared ownership published in Successful Farming Magazine. While the magazine is focused on agriculture, the issues with shared ownership cross industries.
I'd love your feedback. Here is the link.
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Added by Dave Specht on January 13, 2014 at 2:15pm — No Comments
Dear Family Business Friends,
My new mobile app, Inspired Questions was just released this week. I am really excited to get feedback from you, my peers. Here are some of the features.
This app provides 100 Inspired Questions that can be used as dinner table conversation starters, family meeting facilitation questions, and a social media component that allows sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Messaging and E-mail.
Added by Dave Specht on November 22, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments
Successful Farming Magazine just printed an article I wrote about "Women's Work- Its not what you think."
I'd love if you have any feedback for me!
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The University of Nebraska is quickly becoming a source for many regarding the intricacies of transitioning family-owned businesses.
Here is the…Continue
Added by Dave Specht on October 10, 2011 at 2:56pm — No Comments
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Added by Dave Specht on October 10, 2011 at 2:51pm — No Comments
Well, here in the United States baseball is beginning to get interesting. Teams are clinching playoff spots and "normal" people are finally beginning to watch baseball. As I watched a game a while back I noticed something that made me reflect on how the game of baseball approaches pitching changes and how different that is from how family businesses approach leadership changes. Let me explain.
Added by Dave Specht on September 17, 2011 at 9:17pm — No Comments
Farming isn't the only thing done in Nebraska, but it's kind of a big deal. :) Nebraska Farmer Magazine just ran an article that I wrote that highlights the 7 themes that each family should measure as they progress towards a Family Business Transition.
Here's a link to my website if you'd like to view it. http://www.davespecht.com/Publications.aspx
Here's the direct link as well. …Continue
Added by Dave Specht on September 15, 2011 at 6:08pm — No Comments
Leadership Transitions and “The Private Plane Analogy”
My experience flying in a small aircraft for the first time has many parallels with that of a next-generation leader transitioning into a significant leadership role in the family company. Beginning at the “airport” next-generation leaders many times don’t face the same “waiting lines”. Many times these individuals literally walk straight into the company. While this may seem…Continue
Added by Dave Specht on July 22, 2011 at 10:47am — No Comments
La Transición de Liderazgo y "La Analogía del Vuelo en Avión Privado"
Autor: Dave Specht-Profesor de Gestión de la Empresa Familiar
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Mi experiencia de volar en un avión pequeño por primera vez tiene muchos paralelismos con la de un líder de la próxima generación en la empresa…Continue
Added by Dave Specht on July 22, 2011 at 10:37am — No Comments
Dear Friends in Family Business,
You might enjoy an article that I authored for Family Business Magazine. It is called, "Preparing Successors for Takeoff." Here is a link if you have interest in reading it.
I'd love to have any comments or feedback.
Family Business Consultant
Lecturer in Family Business…Continue
“Dave, are you an asset or are you a liability?” a friend once asked. I was home from college during a break, talking with him about my walk-on status on the college basketball team. I immediately got defensive. “Of course I am valuable to the team,” I reassured myself. “I work hard, and I show up everyday.” My basketball career eventually ended, yet I still reflect on his question. Working hard and showing up are not enough to constitute value in the working world, and they shouldn’t be…Continue
Added by Dave Specht on March 13, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments