“Why does my brother get to lead the company, he may be older, but I am smarter and more experienced?!” … “My little sister is undermining my authority, how can I run a company like that?!” … “We think that both of our children have skills to run this company, how do we choose between the two?”
These are common complaints and questions in family-run businesses. Many small companies simply overlay large corporate, hierarchical structures on their small, dynamic businesses without realizing that they have options.
Remember–deal with the emotional issues BEFORE emotion becomes the issue!