Article Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed

If You’re Feeling Unappreciated, Give Someone Else Credit

May. 2, 2014 HBR Blog Network

Harry is one of our most successful family business clients.  A high school graduate, his first job was pouring concrete.  Once he joined the family business, he showed a real gift for leadership.  Strategically brilliant, disarmingly funny, a driven worker, and still grounded in his deep values, Harry grew the firm at more than 15% per year.  He embodies much of what we all admire in leaders.

Yet something was amiss in the culture of the business Harry had created.  The co-owners, his sister and cousin, had gotten to a place where they were considering splitting up their successful business.  Their working relationships had ground to a halt as they pointed out faults in Harry’s leadership.  The more he was criticized, the more Harry agitated against their involvement in the business.  Core decisions were not being made, as one family member after another threw a monkey wrench into the works.

Read More on HBR Blog Network

Gene Upshaw Player Assistance Trust Fund

Apply Today

All Resources

Tell Me More

5 Toxic Behaviors Parents Engage In

And you likely don't even realize it

Read More

15 Family-Favorite Summer Traditions to Start This Season

The first checks will be arriving soon.

Read More

15 Family-Favorite Summer Traditions to Start This Season

These are the activities no summer is complete without, according to the dads who love them.

Read More

Happy Fourth of July!

Enjoy the weekend and holiday safely.

Read More

2 Simple Actions to Help Curb Mental Illness Stigma

Make a difference by seeing strengths in others and minding your adjectives.

Read More

When Will Your Next Monthly Child Tax Credit Payment Arrive?

One Payment Down...More to Come

Read More

4 Ways to Overcome That Gap on Your Resume

Providing clarity and being upfront are critical.

Read More

Greater whole grain intake may reduce cardiovascular risk factors

Natural grains can provide good cholesterol to help fight heart disease.

Read More