Creating a Safe Environment In Which To Hold Difficult Family Conversations (co-written with Christian Stewart)

First published on, 12 December 2011


If you want to create family agreements and policies, you need to be able to create a Safe Environment for family members to hold discussions. If you have important topics to discuss together as a family, for example the topic of succession, you should be aiming to create a Safe Environment. If you hold family meetings or have a family council, then those meetings should take place in a Safe Environment. If you are an advisor to a family then (if your role is to help with the family meetings and family policies and agreements) then your role includes the responsibility for creating that Safe Environment.

What is a Safe Environment? How do you define it? 

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