For the majority of the population, stalking is not considered to be a serious issue. In fact, it is often used in a joking context. “Are you stalking me?” someone will ask, smiling, and everyone will laugh.
In fact, during a recent lunch at Newk’s, I heard that very exchange at the table next to me. But what is stalking, really?
According to the Stalking Resource Center, a good working definition of stalking would be a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear.
Question: I am part of a multi-generational family business. We get along fine, but never talk about succession planning. It isn’t that Dad isn’t willing to talk, but when we do it never seems to accomplish anything. What do you suggest?
Answer: You need to have a family meeting. And the chances are, you have never had one.
Sure you’ve had meetings among stakeholders in the business (who also happen to be family members), but have you ever had a meeting of your entire family, including members in and members not in the business?