Seats, Sources, and Fish Ponds
When confronted with the need to go outside the family company for new leadership, most families have no idea what that process entails and how to go about it. This case study will help advisers guide clients wrestling with such an issue and recognize the value of resources available to help. Thanks to Bruce Walton of Battalia Winston for the article and case study.
Both Sides Now: The increasing importance of focusing on both sides of competence (sustained and diminishing) for family owned enterprises
This week’s article examines two sides of one issue – competency. Thanks to Patricia Annino for sharing her analysis of the challenges presented by either sustained or diminished competence in an older family founder and for providing practical steps to help family plan for these challenges.
An Economic Time Bomb for Life Insurance Owners
Thanks to Mitzi Perdue for this week’s article addressing an international phenomenon impacting life insurance dividends and returns. Rather than putting life insurance policies in the proverbial “bottom left hand drawer,” her research recommends that, especially in a reduced interest rate environment, all of your client’s life insurance portfolios be evaluated to check and monitor their performance to avoid an “economic time bomb.”
Multi-Roles Model: Theory and Practice
What better way to start a new year than to look at some classic models in the family enterprise field and offer forward facing ideas. Thanks to FFI Fellow Paul Karofsky of Transition Consulting Group for refining some of his early work on a multi-roles model and providing examples from his client base for consideration by the readers of FFI Practitioner.
Special offering of GEN 503 in London on February 17, 2018
Take your skills to the next level. Enroll in this special early offering of GEN 503: Tools for Positive Change in Family Business Systems: Analysis and application
Announcing the new FFI GEN platform
We have been diligently working to enhance the online learning experience for our students. Our new platform has been completely redesigned allowing students to access the FFI GEN courses at any time on any device.
Wealth Inequality and the Family Business
Thank you to this week’s contributor, Isys Caffey of Edelman, who launches 2018 with further analysis of the Edelman Trust Barometer Special Report: Family Business by focusing on the role that wealth inequality can play in public perceptions of family businesses and what family businesses can do to address these perceptions.