Myths and Realities: Roles and their overlap
Advising / Behavioral Science / Consulting / Family Business / Family Enterprise / Issues in the Family Enterprise

Myths and Realities: Roles and their overlap

Please enjoy the final issue in the special series on Myths and Realities: Roles and their overlap. Go here for Challenging Myths with a Group Reality Experience: Facilitating family enterprise members learning in forum groups Go here for Thoughts on the Myths and Realities of Structure: An advisor’s experience over time   Continue reading

Challenging Myths with a Group Reality Experience: Facilitating family enterprise members learning in forum groups
Advising / Behavioral Science / Consulting / Family Business / Family Enterprise / Issues in the Family Enterprise

Challenging Myths with a Group Reality Experience: Facilitating family enterprise members learning in forum groups

Facilitating more than 120 meetings over seven years with family enterprise members in forum groups has given me a rare and privileged opportunity to see family business myths discussed, challenged, and role-played. The understanding and education of individual members in this setting can be profound. Frequently group members will share their learning experience with others … Continue reading

Thoughts on the Myths and Realities of Structure: An advisor’s experience over time
Advising / Behavioral Science / Consulting / Family Business / Family Enterprise / Issues in the Family Enterprise

Thoughts on the Myths and Realities of Structure: An advisor’s experience over time

The Meeting Twelve people hungry for change are gathered in a room, even though they have strong reservations that anything can change. Despite their tone of discouragement, they finally agree to try and get beyond the impasse and see if they can move forward. The instruction given by the consultant/facilitator is: “Pretend that you are … Continue reading

Myths and Realities: Roles and their overlap
Advising / Consulting / Family Business / Family Enterprise / Governance / Issues in the Family Enterprise / Leadership / Trends in Family Enterprise

Myths and Realities: Roles and their overlap

The third issue in this series on Myths and Realities: Roles and their overlap explores the role of the individual in promoting family enterprise continuity. Go here for Myths and Utopias for a Never-Ending Project: An interview with Jaume Tomás Carulla Go here for The Myth of Working with the Family System   Continue reading

Myths and Utopias for a Never-Ending Project: An interview with Jaume Tomás Carulla
Advising / Consulting / Family Business / Family Enterprise / Governance / Issues in the Family Enterprise / Leadership / Trends in Family Enterprise

Myths and Utopias for a Never-Ending Project: An interview with Jaume Tomás Carulla

“I am an entrepreneur, because I don’t know how to do anything else,” is one of the phrases from the interview that might help to define Jaume Tomás Carulla’s versatile nature. Today he runs a small, but very successful business in Barcelona. Nonetheless, due to his intrepid pioneering spirit, Jaume has also left his fair … Continue reading

The Myth of Working with the Family System
Advising / Consulting / Family Business / Family Enterprise / Governance / Issues in the Family Enterprise / Leadership / Trends in Family Enterprise

The Myth of Working with the Family System

Myth: The consulting focus should be on the entire family system only. Reality: Focusing on the individual earlier in the consulting process may help bring needed change. Case in point, twice in the past six months, two family enterprises with whom I have been working have decided to break the business partnership because one of … Continue reading

Myths and Realities: Roles and their overlap
Family Business / Governance / Issues in the Family Enterprise / Leadership / NextGen

Myths and Realities: Roles and their overlap

The second in the August series on Myths and Realities: Roles and their overlap. Go here for Myths, Realities and the Family Office CFO’s Leap of Faith by Asher Noor, Chief Investment Officer and Group CFO with AlTouq Group in Saudi Arabia. Go here for Next Generation Leadership: Learning from the past and preparing for … Continue reading