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The Lincoln-Smith family is two families who own a family business in common. Recently one branch of the family sued the other, and the two remaining branches came together in the wake of this lawsuit to create a vision focused on a new beginning for the family and company. This vision has been an inspiration, not only for the senior generation, but also for the younger generation in establishing a family council. In the example shown here, the individual vision is that of the wife of the chairman of the board who is not active in the company. Her focus is on dreaming dreams, and sharing with others as a process of fulfillment.

Because we embrace the past, we are presented with an opportunity to create a new beginning in which we and our family stand united by these values:
  • Respect
  • Compassion
  • Trust
  • Generosity
  • Fairness
  • Integrity
Guided by these values we are committed to:
  • Open communication
  • Support of family goals
  • Create opportunities for success both inside and outside the business; be able to follow your passion
  • Giving back to the community
Prayer for Loving Kindness
May our family be filled with loving kindness
May we be well
May our family be peaceful and at ease
May our family be happy


Being appreciated, honored and encouraged to be me-becoming. Dreaming my dreams and trusting to share with others, I am always fulfilled.


May Jim experience himself as an effective individual who manages challenges and guides others to a successful completion of tasks.

May Janet experience herself as compassionate, respectful of herself and others, and fair in dealing with family and employees.

May Bob and the business serve as a magnet to help draw the family closer together by providing opportunities that include dividends, jobs, philanthropy and physical meetings.

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