Why Marriage and Business Fail | Dr. Ellyn Bader and Dr. Peter Pearson 039

The decisions we make as leaders affect the kind of culture that we implement. Today, Dr. Ellyn Bader and Dr. Peter Pearson discuss three reasons why marriage and business fail. They talk about the different types of decisions, how they are received and what to do when faced with the need to change.

“The way that mom and dad make decisions is going to be modeled by kids and it’s also going to be modeled by people in the company.” – Dr. Ellyn Bader

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Why Marriage and Business Fail | Dr. Ellyn Bader and Dr. Peter Pearson 039

Drs. Bader and Pearson are the co-founders of The Couple Institute. They work closely with entrepreneurial couples throughout Silicon Valley to better understand and overcome their unique challenges in business and marriage. Their clientele includes CEOs, startup founders and small business owners.

They recently have been working with couples who are building online businesses in information and Internet marketing. With over 30 years of experience, they guide thousands of couples to build the life they want with the people they love.

They have also educated and inspired therapists around the world and have been featured on leading shows and publications, including Business Insider, CBS Early Morning News, Cosmopolitan, Good Morning America, Oprah Magazine and Today Show.

Reason #1: Failure to Learn

There are different reasons why couples fail in both business and marriage. Dr. Pearson says one reason is the failure to learn from experience.

“You can keep doing the same thing over again and expect the same result.” – Dr. Peter Pearson

The couples with ongoing arguments keep convincing each other how they are right. They learn nothing from their situation. They keep doing the same thing over again, including in their business.

Reason #2: Inability to Pivot

The unwillingness or inability to pivot is another reason for failure. Dr. Pearson explains that couples must learn to adapt accordingly to circumstances.

“Circumstances change and you have to keep pivoting.” – Dr. Peter Pearson

In business, couples must learn to adapt to the needs of the market and implement strategies that better serve their audience. The bigger the challenge or circumstance, the bigger the change that is required.

Download and listen to Why Marriage and Business Fail to learn more. Remember to let Dr. Ellyn Bader and Dr. Peter Pearson know you heard about them on Culture Eats Strategy with Jaime Jay!

Connect through the links below:

Website – The Couples Institute

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LinkedIn @petertpearson

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YouTube @thecouplesinstitute

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