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The Family Business Road Map to Peace of Mind Paperback – August 25, 2011


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 108 pages
  • Publisher: Tonic Press; First edition (August 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982881835
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982881835
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 7 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,364,672 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Road Map to Peace of Mind is an excellent tool for sorting out one's priorities and refining your life focus . . . takes the reader through exercises that raise the questions one must address if you are ever going to have peace of mind . . . is guaranteed to enrich your life! --David Bork, Advisor to Family Enterprises

I have worked with Jim Hutcheson and his organization consistently during the past ten years. Their work with family businesses, especially as it pertains to the people aspects of those endeavors is nothing less than superb. Insightful, compassionate, to-the-point, out-of-the-problem, and into-the-solution are descriptors that fit wonderfully with this group. . . . My highest recommendation. --Ken Osean, Founder of Planned Performance

The path to improving the emotional climate in a family business truly begins with improved self-awareness and the personal growth within each family member. Road Map charts the course to that successful personal development. --Jeff Sullivan, President of Triple S Dynamics

About the Author

Michael Cofield, PhD Dr. Cofield, ABPP, is a Diplomate in Psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology. He is the Director of Behavioral Medicine for two of Banner Health's hospitals in Arizona, and has been a leader in the field of Employee Assistance; a former adjunct research scientist in the area of Alzheimer s disease and related neuropsychological disorders; and holds Associate Fellow status in Cognitive-Behavioral/Rational psychotherapy. Dr. Cofield is a recognized author, speaker, and subject matter expert in the areas of family business, of which he is a former owner, and organizational effectiveness, with a special interest in the principles of evidence based psychotherapy and social influence. He is frequently utilized as a forensic expert with the Maricopa County Court System. Michael can be reached via email at mcofield@mindability.com. James Olan Hutcheson is the Managing Partner and Founder of the family business consulting firm, ReGENERATION Partners. Mr. Hutcheson has more than thirty years of hands-on business management and family business consulting experience. As a consultant, Mr. Hutcheson offers the uncommon balance of experience in both the theoretical and practical applications of consulting. ReGENERATION Partners is devoted exclusively to increasing shareholder value and improving communication in family enterprises. Since founding the firm, Jim has advised more than 140 families across a wide range of industries. Jim began his professional career with Olan Mills, Inc., in 1976 as a part-time telemarketer and resigned his position as President of Olan Mills Studios in 1995 to establish ReGENERATION Partners. During his leadership tenure, the company grew at an annual rate exceeding 25 percent. In addition to degrees in Psychology, Sociology, and an MBA, Jim has received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws. Jim belongs to the Family Firm Institute (FFI) where he has served on the board of directors and has been awarded Fellow status by his peers. During his professional life, Jim has served on the board to more than thirty-five enterprises and as an interim CEO. Jim is a frequent speaker and writes extensively on matters related to family enterprise success. Jim is the author of Portraits of Success: 9 Keys To Sustaining Value in Any Business and is a contributing author for the Family Business Publishers Handbook series. Jim can be reached through email at jim@regeneration-partners.com. Mary Ann Zimmerman, MC, LPC, LISAC, is an award-winning business professional with more than nineteen years of consulting experience with a focus on emotional intelligence as it applies to family business, health care, and geriatrics. Ms. Zimmerman is a Senior Consultant with ReGENERATION Partners and the Managing Director at Mindability. She is a skilled consultant/facilitator working with individuals and organizations to improve communication dynamics and operational efficacy. Mary Ann leads the strategic planning group for ReGENERATION Partners. Additionally, Mary Ann has been a Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) surveyor, and has traveled throughout the U.S. to evaluate and accredit agencies that fall under state and federal review. Ms. Zimmerman is the co-author of a number of articles and the first edition in the Road Map series, The Road Map to Peace of Mind, which has been used by thousands to overcome self-defeating emotional patterns and build psychological resiliency. Mary Ann may be reached at maryann@regeneration-partners.com.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Louis C Kirby on September 28, 2013
Format: Paperback
I had patient, who was also an acquaintance and a business owner, with intractable headaches (I'm a neurologist). After several visits and little progress on the headaches, I began to understand that the source of his headaches was stress. The more I inquired, the more apparent that the source of the stress was from ongoing conflict with his wife and daughter who both worked in his business. He was grooming his daughter to become a part of the family business but things were not going smoothly. His wife, caught in the middle, was unable to broker peace and had become increasingly withdrawn. No surprise, my patient had no time (or inclination) to see a psychiatrist. So we were stuck, right?

Then, on a recommendation, I happened on this book. I ordered it to see what it was like. Thumbing through, I saw it was a very practical, concrete approach to solving family-work issues. Actually, it looked like it had been written with my patient specifically in mind. The authors also sounded like they had walked the talk themselves. What I particularly liked was its lack of a lot of psycho-bable and its down to business advice and actionable information. So I showed it to my patient who took it home and promised me he would read it although he was afraid it would suck up a lot of time. It actually did, as he reported later, but not in the way you might think. It gave him a lot to think about about in a positive way and let him understand how he dealt with family and personal issues. It gave him a framework onto which he could hang his various issues and through the programmatic step-wise approach, it gave him a better understanding of himself and about the needs and differing approaches required to manage his responses to his family.
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Finally, a concise book written by experts from two worlds: family business advisors and cognitive-behavior psychology - that makes sense. It is clear that the three co-authors have rolled up their sleeves and built a road map that leads to answers which will positively impact the bottom line. Now, all of us involved in (or working with) a family business can, react wisely, focus on growth, and throw away the bottle of Aspirin.
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