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7 Strategies for Balancing Business In Family Partnerships

7 Strategies for Balancing Business In Family Partnerships © 2024 Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, The Business Partners Counselor Are you currently in a business with family members or considering this possibility? Family business partnerships can be advantageous, allowing family members to build upon a trusting relationship to generate financial success and have more flexibility in […]

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Resolving Business Partner Conflict With Perception Filters

Resolving Business Partner Conflict With Perception Filters © 2024 Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, The Business Partners Counselor How might your personal experiences, beliefs, and background impact your business decisions and relationships? ‘Perception filters’ are deeply ingrained cognitive patterns that shape how we interpret the world around us, and they play a pivotal role in business

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Married to Your Business Partner? Find A Healthier Balance

Married to Your Business Partner? Find A Healthier Balance © 2024 Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, The Business Partners Counselor Are you married to your business partner—literally? Dual relationships that combine romantic and business partnerships present unique challenges absent in most business partnerships. Successfully navigating this complex dynamic requires balance, clear communication, and agreed-upon boundaries. This

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Reversing Business Partners Conflict Through Positive Intent

Reversing Business Partners Conflict Through Positive Intent © 2024 Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, The Business Partners Counselor Effective communication is vital for success in any business partnership. But how can you ensure that your communication fosters trust and understanding rather than leading to misunderstanding and conflict? The key lies in assuming positive intent. This article

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The Impact of Unclear Divisions of Labor on Business Partnerships

The Impact of Unclear Divisions of Labor on Business Partnerships © 2024 Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, The Business Partners Counselor The success of any business partnership relies on clear and balanced divisions of labor. However, issues can arise when these divisions are unclear or uneven, impacting the partnership’s dynamics and effectiveness. This article explores the

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Balancing Stability and Growth: Overcoming Disagreements in Business Direction

Balancing Stability and Growth: Overcoming Disagreements in Business Direction © 2024 Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, The Business Partners Counselor In any business partnership, disputes are bound to arise, and one common area of contention is the direction of the business. Differences in goals, risk tolerance, and growth strategies can lead to conflicts that can impact

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Resolving Money Management Conflicts for Business Partners

Resolving Money Management Conflicts for Business Partners © 2024 Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, The Business Partners Counselor In the dynamic world of business partnerships, disagreements are bound to arise. One area that often sparks tension and discord among business partners is money management. Whether it’s how profits should be allocated, investment decisions, or even personal

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Working With People Who Are Different From You

Working With People Who Are Different From You © 2024 Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, The Business Partners Counselor Building successful working relationships with individuals who have different personalities and work styles can be challenging yet incredibly rewarding. In this article, we will explore the importance of more deeply understanding your coworkers, embracing diversity, and offering

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How To Understand Your Co-Workers: A More Sophisticated Myers-Briggs® Assessment

How To Understand Your Co-Workers: A More Sophisticated Myers-Briggs® Assessment © 2024 Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, MBTI® Master Practitioner, The Business Partners Counselor Have you been puzzled by how challenging it has been for your teams to get along well with their fellow teammates, or even with other teams? Have you had difficulties communicating effectively with

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7 Strategies for a Business Partner Who Stops Communicating

7 Strategies for a Business Partner Who Stops Communicating © 2024 Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, The Business Partners Counselor This article highlights reasons for communication breakdowns that impair the health of a business partnership. We give strategies to identify the root cause of those breakdowns and provide practical steps toward resolving issues and improving communication. 1.

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