Lisë Stewart is founder and director of Galliard Group, a training and consulting firm specializing in family-owned and closely-held businesses. She is a nationally recognized author and speaker who draws on her 25+ years of experience to share practical advice for ensuring sustainability of family businesses.Contact Lisë at firstname.lastname@example.org"
Once you’ve taken the time to list the important skills and the types of knowledge needed to execute your plan, move toward activities that provide your team members with multiple …
Published: 07.06.15 By Lisë Stewart
Succession planning means planning for the long-term success of the business.
Published: 03.01.15 By Lisë Stewart
An important aspect of both business and personal planning is to explore your values concerning money, and the values of your spouse and/or business partners.
Published: 12.01.14 By Lisë Stewart
A strategic plan should be a living document — with a solid foundation in the form of a clear vision for the future and short list of the core values …
Published: 11.01.14 By Lisë Stewart
Helping people work together to improve the overall performance of the company can be a rewarding and exciting conversation. Many employees don’t really understand what is expected of them, and …
Published: 09.01.14 By Lisë Stewart
Developing and/or identifying the appropriate successors in a family-owned business can be both challenging and exciting — and, in some cases, a source of conflict and frustration. But, with proper …
Published: 08.01.14 By Lisë Stewart
As an independent businesswoman, running small companies and working with hundreds of businesswomen across the country, I know our experience is different. As women, we lead differently, often with the …
Published: 07.01.14 By Lisë Stewart
The team approach to management and leadership is growing in popularity and appeals to the new generation; but it also comes with a few hurdles to overcome.
Published: 06.01.14 By Lisë Stewart
The most important aspect of managing expectations is to have real conversations. Talk about the issues in a way that takes emotion out of the discussion.
Published: 05.01.14 By Lisë Stewart
Hiring Smart! Effective Recruitment and Selection
Published: 03.01.14 By Lisë Stewart
Building Value from an Investor’s Perspective
Published: 02.01.14 By Lisë Stewart
The world is a busy and crazy place these days… We are inundated with messages to be leaders, to innovate, and to bring new products, services and marketable ideas to …
Published: 01.01.14 By Lisë Stewart
Study after study indicates that traditional retirement (ceasing to work suddenly, devoting time to ‘leisure activities’) can have a highly negative impact on the physical and mental well-being of men, …
Published: 12.01.13 By Lisë Stewart
The break-up of a marriage in a family-owned business can spell disaster for the business, the employees and even the community. Columnist Lisë Stewart offers six steps that can help …
Published: 10.01.13 By Lisë Stewart
Columnist Lisë Stewart offers six steps business owners can take to ensure a fair price if and when they put their business on the market.
Published: 09.01.13 By Lisë Stewart