For Families: Spirituality and Decision Making for the Family Business

Friday, March 2, 7:30 AM

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When a family business forms, it brings with it the spirituality (core values, beliefs and sense of purpose) of the founding members. The challenge faced by many family businesses is that of maintaining, growing and evolving that sense of spirituality as they build their culture, respond to market shifts, make operational decisions and create succession plans. 

Aimed at members of the family business community, this panel discussion features Diane Nettifee of Magis Ventures and Nathan Dungan of Share Save Spend. The speakers will focus on both the high-level questions of how the members of a family business clarify their spiritual center and the pragmatic, day-to-day navigation of the decisions, challenges and opportunities of running a family business.

Questions explored include:

  • In a family business, what do you articulate as most important in a world that measures success primarily by growth and bottom-line profitability?
  • How do we have healthy, effective conversations when we have different views?
  • How do we achieve aligmnent and congruence of faith and work? How can these two areas become deeply integrated in all things from hiring and firing to how we think about money?
  • How do we balance the internal need to successfully grow and manage the family business with our response to the many needs we see in the community and the world? Does our sense of spirituality call us to do both?

About the Family Business Breakfast Series
This is a Family Business Center member discussion. The event, as part of the Family Business Breakfast Series, is a feature of Core Membership. Core Members can bring their whole family to each session, all for one low price (one year of membership is $400). However, family business owners from the general public may attend one event free of charge.

Event Details:
Friday, March 2, 7:30 AM

University of St. Thomas
Opus College of Business
1000 LaSalle Ave
Room TBD
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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