Four Myths & Realities in the Constellation of Issues that Family Businesses Face
Too often, consultants to family enterprise take the same approach used when serving the C-suite of a Fortune 500 firm.
An External Perspective: The role of the outsourced CIO for business-owning families
A family may own and operate an extremely well-run, highly successful business yet be surprisingly disorganized in its approach to managing the wealth generated by that business.
The Devil’s in the Details: Search and recruiting for key family office and family business positions
Listen to an audio interview with Linda Mack, CEO of Mack International on “The Devil’s in the Details: Search and recruiting for key family office and family business positions".
Practitioners and the Role of the Family Champion
Family enterprise practitioners use the foundational belief that our work occurs in the intersections between the business, family and ownership groups.
Is “Ready, Willing and Able” Enough?
As practioners who work with business families, we are often asked to bring our outsider’s perspective to help families objectively evaluate the capabilities of their human resources.
Position Open: Chief Collaboration Officer (CCO)
The Foster Family Conundrum The Foster family was sitting around its kitchen table just as it always had to discuss the upcoming promotion for their Fall line of pet accessories.
The Systemic Perspective at the Family Enterprise Field
In this brief article, I will quickly talk about the systemic perspective and cover some frequent dynamics that we find at family enterprises, while trying to give recommendations for professionals working with those types of enterprises.
Addiction, Advisors and Alliances: Working together to address complex family issues
Even within the healthiest family systems, advisors to high net worth families have to balance competing agendas, challenging family dynamics and the preservation of wealth.
Daughters in Family Enterprises: Implications and opportunities for family practitioners
Daughters raised in family businesses in the Millennial generation are increasingly seeking the opportunity to be leaders at work and within their communities.
A Western Woman Advising Saudis on Governance: Cultural differences & similarities
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a “closed” country: a visa is needed to enter, and they are not easily granted.
Family Harmony Myth in Spain and Latin America
Have you ever found a family harmony myth in your family client? Probably we all meet these myths when working with our clients.