Key Principle of a Leader #20: Relatives shouldn’t work together

Blood is thicker than water and that is pretty certain to affect the quality of decisions. We simply don’t see or don’t want to see the flaws in those closest to us. At the same time, unequal treatment of employees and back-room decision making become problems, like it or not. 

There are exceptions that prove the rule – successful family firms where a strong paterfamilias calls the shots and everyone gets along close to the ideal.

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Peeter Tohver

Peeter Tohver

Every thought in Peeter’s head is backed up by practical experience. He has managed teams and companies all over Estonia as well as in Russia and elsewhere in Eastern Europe, both on long-term contracts and drafted in to resolve specific issues. His name has been attached to Tallinna Kaubamaja, Falck, G4S, the Transport Department of the City of Moscow, Talleks and more. In his work he is every inch the rock-steady manager and inspiring leader.