David Bork is proud to have contributed the forward for the book, MAPS for Men: A Guide for Fathers and Sons and Family Businesses. New York Times best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio show host Dave Ramsey calls this important book “a must-have resource for any and every family business."
Successful family business relationships are key to holding a family business together. Some of the qualities families in business must have to be successful include: shared values, shared power, traditions, willingness to learn and grow, activities to maintain relationships, genuine caring, mutual respect, ability to support each other, privacy and boundaries.
Family business values was one of the topics presented by David Bork at the Family Firm Institute’s 26th Annual Conference in Brussels, Belgium. Included in the presentation was a discussion about how the values and fundamental beliefs of family business counselors provide the foundation for their work with family business clients.
Shared family values are exceedingly important to a successful family business. In order for a family to share a vision for the future of their company, they must have the same views and attitudes about people, work and money. If a family business does not have a shared vision, now is the time to create one.