AGrainewsfan-favourite columnist, Elaine Fro-ese has published her second bookDo the Tough Things Right… How to Prevent Communication Disasters in Family Business.An interactive guide complete with articles, action steps and worksheets to assist with succession planning and other business transitions, the 160-page book is designed to help farm families handle difficult issues in management, succession and finances.
“It’s a tool for families to start the conversations around the tough issues of transferring or moving the business from one generation to the next,” says Froese.
Some of those tough issues covered include fairness in business and estate planning, as well as dealing with family dynamics, communication, finances, and even the in-laws. Topics range from “60 Questions for a Farm Transfer” to “What is Fair DNA Pay?” to “Managing Stubborn Farmers.”
“Do the Tough Things Right… provides a practical tool and concise questions to pinpoint the issues that families in business are facing,” says Froese. “They can then discuss the solutions with concrete action steps to resolve conflicts, put plans in place and get things done.” But in order to do that families in business must focus on the issues, clarify expectations and work toward written agreements, she says. “Talk is cheap. A conversation is not a contract.”
For more information about the book or to order call (204) 534-7466 or email [email protected] elainefroese.com or visit www.elainefroese.com and click on “store.” The book costs $40, and good old-fashioned mail works to. Send orders to Box 957 Boissevain, Man., R0K 0E0.