How to Reduce Stress in the Workplace During the Holidays

The holidays can be the most beautiful and most stressful time of the year with end-of-year reports, financial stress, and putting in extra hours. Many companies try to reduce stress levels by adding activities like office karaoke, happy hour, secret Santa, and office parties. Sometimes, these activities can cause more harm than good, even with […]

5 Ways to Reinforce Your Company’s Values

5 Ways to Reinforce Your Company’s Values As a leader, you have a responsibility to ensure that the values of your organization are embodied in everything that you and your employees do. But you can’t just write down a list of values and expect everyone to live by them. You need to actively reinforce those […]

The Importance of Family Values in the Business

Studies have shown that family businesses are more resilient than non-family businesses. The reason for this is that family businesses are better able to take a long-term perspective and focus on the benefits and legacy for future generations. However, the most important factor in this longevity is core family values. Core family values, similar to […]

Bullying in the Family Business

 It is not surprising bullying is alive and well in family business(es).  G1s created a thriving business through hard work, sweat equity, and a little luck.  Should they not call the shots, demand respect, and expect G2s to buck-up and toe the line?  G2s join the business with childhood jealousies, parental comparisons, and past wounds buried deep in […]

Positively People Made Our Organization Financially Healthy

Trillium Family Services is Oregon’s largest not-for-profit provider of behavioral health for children. We serve about 6000 children each year. That’s not including their families. It’s not including all of the connections that we have in school. From an impact perspective, we’re probably touching the lives of about 30,000 people in Oregon each year. Family […]