Entries by Ann Kinkade

Kinkade: Conflicts in Family Businesses

In preparing for The NACS Show, Ann Kinkade observed that well-managed conflict in a family business presents many of the same benefits of a controlled burn, a practice used to control the health of prairies and forests. Families working together in business benefit when they recognize that properly managed conflict provides an opportunity for growth, […]

All family business members have a duty to be intentional about legacy

In your family business, it matters both what gets done and why it gets done. Ann Kinkade discusses the “family effect” which is the secret sauce that appeals to stakeholders (family, owners, employees, the community, customers and suppliers). In her article she poses questions: How do we leverage the family effect and transfer our values […]