I entered the company when my mother was actively managing it, and I felt that we were doomed to have the clash of generations. We looked at business differently and it was difficult for us to compromise. So, at some point I set a condition that I cannot be a dummy president. If my mother wants to give me the competence to manage a company, I really must have the power to decide.
Dual power is fatal, destructive for the company. I suppose it was not easy for my mother too, but she agreed, she ended her management period for good and for 10 years I have been making my own decisions, bearing the consequences.
(Source: Lidia Lewandowska “Beautiful Stories. The Success of Polish Cosmetics Brands”, PWN 2016)