Well, I’m back in Vancouver now. Thinking about the week in front of me at MonkeyMedia Software. Before I do that, I just want to take a minute to close the loop on my ‘in and out’ trip to the Midwest Last Week.
If you read my previous post, you will have learned that I was entering an ‘uncertain change process‘ for a 170 unit pizza chain that is family owned. Been in business for 50 years. 5th generation. Lot’s of history and water under the bridge.
I was anticipating a bit of an uphill battle towards strategic alignment on their catering program. Just because of the family and team dynamics. But I have to say, this was a super experience!
Well, to my good fortune, not only were they kind to me, they were incredibly creative, open minded and passionate. Their willingness to succeed is obvious and to be honest, they just simply made my job easier. Trust was high during our session and as I so often do, I just tried to listen and learn. They have ALL the answers already.
I was so happy to see the commitment in the room. Job well done! I left on Friday feeling quite accomplished. I love working with Family Businesses!
Well, that’s all for today. Speak soon.
- Family Business is Good Business – The Italian Way (erledardick.com)
- 9 Tips to Managing your Family Owned Business (FOB) (marketingbydesign101.wordpress.com)