Mind the Gap - by Jolene Brown, CSP, CPAE

Mind the Gap - by Jolene Brown, CSP, CPAE

"Hi there I'm Jolene Brown. As they travel the Tube in London or the many subways of the United States, I see these signs and I hear the automobile warning. MIND THE GAP. MIND THE GAP. What they are telling me is there are a separation or gap between where I stand right now and where I want to go, and so I better look down, be focused and attentive. So I got to thinking, especially at this time of year, I bet there are some gaps that you and I need to tend to as well in our family business and today I want to share just three of those with you. I see them frequently as I would with those in family business..." 

Jolene Brown dives deep into three gaps you can mind around the holidays with your family members, to allow this season to move along smoothly.

  • Is there a gap in the financial understanding of your business?
    • You need a bookkeeper or an accountant who is truly on your team - one who is organized and keeps their fingers on the finances WITH  YOU. 
  • Are you minding the gap of managing your team?
    • Keep a spreadsheet of who is responsible of something, or who is in charge of something. Staying organized of who is going to do the work and who you need to consult with before the job is tackled. The leaders of the business can make sure they know that people know their job - allows correction and coaching with the same path in mind of the team.
  • Is there a gap in management of the transfer of leadership and ownership of the business?
    • Minding this gap of transfer requires a good advisor - actually becoming a team - an accountant and an attorney work well together. 

Share This

You may also like:

Growing up on her family’s beef feedlot and cash crop farm as the sixth generation family member - Click "read more" to hear the rest of Darcy's story.


Everywhere you turn, employers are talking about how to manage their Millennial workers and keep them engaged and loyal to their workplace.


It doesn't matter if it's your first restoration project or twentieth, everyone could use a few tips and tricks to help them along the way.


Hi there. Jolene Brown here. One of my all-time favorite comedians is Lily Tomlin and she has a funny quote that I think directly relates to those of us in family business.


Hi there. Jolene Brown here. You can tell by the setting and the sounds that the seasons on the Brown farm have certainly changed. And that means the marathon of harvest has just begun.


Our families, our health, our communities, this crazy harvest we just are trying to complete...Be careful that you do not get compassion fatigue. Find out more with Jolene Brown.  


See our Gift Guide HERE.

Check out all the perfect gifts for your Pink Tractor ladies...even if that's you! 

Shop Now!


Jolene Brown dives deep into three gaps you can mind around the holidays with your family members, to allow this season to move along smoothly.


It is the spirit of Christmas that drives the Neubauers, even in the long, hot, sweaty summers when there is much work to be done. 


Believe it or not, the holiday season can be a time when people report their highest stress. Read this article on tips to manage holiday stress.