“Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.”


Anger takes many different forms depending on what the available means of expression are, how it is provoked, and to whom or at what it is directed. Anger is a frequent emotion in the context of family business. The combination of family relationships with the challenges and pressures of business presents an ideal setting to spark anger in even the most patient of souls. That being said, expressing anger from time to time is healthy and can lead to a better work atmosphere. There have, however, been many cases in which this tough emotion has ended businesses and sometimes even broken family bonds.