Hi Readers,

It’s January, and you know what that means - time for New Year’s Resolutions. And often, time to break them within a few weeks. Whether you believe in resetting at the beginning of the new year or not, it’s never a bad time to consider what you can be doing better in your life. And what you can be doing better in your Family Enterprise.

The best kept New Years Resolutions have many things in common, but one of the most important is that it’s simple. That’s why I like the idea of a single word to use as a focus. This can be particularly effective with families. My personal word for the year is connection. Every time I have the opportunity to make a decision, I’m going to consider how it will have an effect on my ability to connect with others. Imagine the impact that can have on a family enterprise. If every decision over the course of the year is based on connection, the long term impact is substantial, and yet it’s a simple change of thought process.

My challenge to you, dear reader, is to consider a word to focus on this year. Whether it’s personal, or for your family enterprise. Let me know your word in the comments. And HAPPY NEW YEAR!