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New Article, "All in the Family"

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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www.inspired-questions.com

Added by Dave Specht on April 21, 2014 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Unintended Consequences of Shared Ownership

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. 

http://davespecht.com/Publications/SF_unintended_consequences_2.pdf

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Added by Dave Specht on January 13, 2014 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Inspired Questions for Defining Family Wealth

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. 

 

Inspired…

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Added by Dave Specht on November 22, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

Women's Work in the Family Business

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!

http://davespecht.com/Publications/Womans_Work.pdf

Dave Specht

www.davespecht.com

Added by Dave Specht on April 8, 2013 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Mothers of Affluence: Blessing or Curse?

You might enjoy an article I authored for Deseret News.  Give it a read and tell me what you think.

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Added by Dave Specht on January 17, 2012 at 11:37pm — No Comments

Family Business without Borders

This article on Leadership Transition in Family Business was picked up by El Heraldo, a well-known newspaper in Chihuahua, Mexico.

 

The University of Nebraska is quickly becoming a source for many regarding the intricacies of transitioning family-owned businesses.  

 

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Added by Dave Specht on October 10, 2011 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Family Business making it's mark in Nevada Business Law Guide

A Family Business Article that I co-authored with Brent Keele from McDonald Carano Law Firm in Reno, NV showed up on page 4 of Nevada's Business Law Guide. 

 

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Added by Dave Specht on October 10, 2011 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Leadership Transitions and the Parable of the Pitcher

 

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.

 

In baseball the pitcher on any Major League team is well paid and…
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Added by Dave Specht on September 17, 2011 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Nebraska Farmer Magazine highlights "Seven Keys to Measuring Progress in Family Business Transfer"

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

 

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Added by Dave Specht on September 15, 2011 at 6:08pm — No Comments

Leadership Transitions and “The Private Plane Analogy”

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…

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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"

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

www.davespecht.com

 

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…

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Added by Dave Specht on July 22, 2011 at 10:37am — No Comments

New Article from Family Business Magazine- "Preparing Successors for Takeoff"

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.

 

http://davespecht.com/Publications.aspx

 

I'd love to have any comments or feedback.  

 

Dave Specht

Family Business Consultant

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Added by Dave Specht on June 9, 2011 at 11:54pm — 1 Comment

The Challenge to "Become Valuable"

“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…

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Added by Dave Specht on March 13, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Communication- The Dum Dum™ Paradox

One warm Sunday afternoon on our way home from church I heard my kids arguing in the back seat. As I listened more closely to learn the root of the problem I heard what I now call The Dum Dum™ Paradox. My six-year-old daughter was trying to explain to my four-year-old son that the person who had been handing out candy at the end of the meeting only had one kind, Dum Dums™. In her mind it was clear that the person’s candy jar contained only one kind of candy. The four-year-old, however, was… Continue

Added by Dave Specht on January 6, 2010 at 4:12pm — 1 Comment

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