A Panel Discussion: Addictions and Substance Abuse in the Family Business
with Dr. Karl Benzio; Bill Messinger, Esq. & Melissa Mitchell-Blitch, MS, MA
We have all seen a loved one make some destructive decisions. When someone we love is in the grip of a harmful pattern, we naturally want to help. In spite of our best intentions though, our efforts are sometimes actually more harmful than helpful. The psychobabble term for this is "enabling," otherwise known as "good intentions gone wrong."
For Family businesses there are added pressures and stresses in that, people know each other’s baggage, insecurities, weaknesses, and shortcomings. There are extra pressures to succeed, work harder, and work longer. In the Family and the Business, at times, a lot more enabling occurs – meaning family usually ignores or “protects” the person from the natural consequences thus enabling the destructive/dysfunctional behavior to continue.
What is a Family Business to do? How should a Family Business address these critical issues?
Webinar: Wednesday, December 17, 2014
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST