Father Knows Best
A Brief Look Into Some of the Father-Son Relationships of SIOR
What is SIOR’s Story?
Stories engage us. Stories move us. Stories encourage us. Stories
create an experience. So what’s SIOR’s story? You’ve seen the
marketing materials, no doubt—the pamphlets, flyers, and emails
with phrases like: “Over three-thousand industry-leading professionals worldwide!” and “Billions of dollars’ worth of business!”
And yes, while these statistics are accurate, and necessary, and
powerful, they are also surface—they don’t tell SIOR’s story.
Every organization has numbers, statements, facts, movies,
etc. on why they are the best. Yet one very important thing that
is apparent after spending any amout of time with an SIOR
member, is that those that carry the sesignation are the best, and
the power of the father-son stories within the organization is
evidence of this.
The stories of these men exemplify the intimacy of SIOR
and its membership—of the bond between family, friends, and
organization. It’s not uncommon to see second and third generation SIORs—members who have chosen to make the organization part of their family—members who have passed their family
business, and SIOR, down from generation to generation. The
SIOR network is built on these friendships, and families, and the
trust that encompasses them both.
The SIOR Trust
When a father passes something down to his son, there is an element
of trust that goes along with it. As a father you have spent your life
building or maintaining an item or responsibility, and by handing it
down to your son, you are entrusting that responsibility to your chil-
dren. To the fathers and sons in SIOR, this is a deeply personal topic