22nd International Farm Management Congress

Graham Parker, our associate in Waikato region recently headed to Tasmania to attend the 22nd International Farm Management Congress – he has captured insights for us. I recently attend the 22nd International Farm Management Congress in Launceston, Tasmania. These...

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Succession Planning – Getting the Conversation Started

The Elephant in the Room – Getting the Conversation Started Sometimes a barrier to starting the conversation is that I don’t know how to start. In this PDF are some open questions that may help farmers – mums & dads, sons and daughters, sons-in-law and...

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Succession Planning – Facing the fear, family and future.

Story courtesy of The Orchardist (Feb 2017). With all the raw emotion and potential for hurt – discussions around succession planning can turn into hurtful arguments and families being ripped apart by unfairness, be it real or imagined. Matthew Pickering, a succession...

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Begin with the end in Mind

Focusing on what matters most results in our clients saying: ‘Thank you for giving me clarity. I now feel in control and have a plan going forward’ ‘The discovery session has given me the courage to make some key decisions that were needed’ ‘Reflecting on our...

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Founding a Successful Intergenerational Family Business

Dylan Barrett chose the Elephant (often not in the room) of family succession planning in the primary sector for his Kellogg industry applied project. It was driven in part by his own personal experiences when the untimely death of his father in 2012 prompted him to...

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Seeing the World, not as IT is

"We see the world, not as IT is, but as we are conditioned to see it." Stephen R. Covey Our Mid/South Canterbury & Otago Associate Sarah Barr tells an all too familiar story. A story about how we choose to see the world and how that view influences the outcomes we...

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The Wealth Challenge

Ian Henshaw, Associate for Coach Approach Rural in the Manawatu and Rangitikei, shares an insight about how we are living longer and how that impacts on what happens to the transitioning between generations of wealth – when does this occur and who does it go to? For...

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The Dream That Made Us

Stuart Taylor, Farmer, Bulls has written this paper as part of his Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme. We share this paper for you to benefit from his insights and practical approaches to attracting and growing good people.  Stuart states “We need to look at...

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Singaporean family transitioning

Singapore’s family businesses tend to be young by global standards so they may be at an earlier stage in the journey towards formal governance, but our survey clearly shows the direction of travel. For both the individual businesses and the country’s economy as a...

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