Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Tue Mar 3, 2015 01:58 PM CST

Bring Down the Shout in Family Conflict

Succession planning is fraught with opportunities for family conflict – between siblings, between parents and their adult children, between those on the farm and their relatives living elsewhere.

I recently asked Lance Woodbury,DTN'sfamily business columnist and a trained mediator, about some methods to “bring down the shout” between family members.

Woodbury: Marcia, there are a few techniques that help prevent conflict in the family business. Of course, open communication and listening skills often get mentioned, but I want to offer a few others for readers to consider:

1. Discuss expectations of one another. ...

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