No matter the size or scope of a family enterprise, I’ve seen that families with soul qualities embedded within their businesses generally are able to identify their soul, and they live those values for the benefit of their family and the success of the company. Some families ignore or are unable to identify their soul… but having a close reflection of soul helps family members thrive within their businesses, and it not only generates capital and wealth but also happiness and career satisfaction in equal measure.
-From the forward of The Soul of the Family Business
With over 35 years of experience as a family business consultant, Hubler is able to clearly articulate the process of finding and developing soul qualities in any family business, no matter how you learn. To understand how business and family function together, Hubler provides clear instructions on developing shared family visions, handling “speck of dust” issues before they become toxic, and nurturing strong family bonds inside and outside the business. If you have a specific issue that needs addressing, Hubler covers a variety of common family business dilemmas, ranging from succession planning to managing conflict with practical advice applicable in day-to-day situations. Do you learn best by example? The Soul of the Family Business is brimming with case studies from Hubler’s career, walking you through the candid stories and nitty-gritty details of how real-world family businesses utilize soul qualities to survive and thrive. And throughout the book, all of this is tied together by developing an understanding of love as the “secret sauce” for family business success.