Myths and Realities: University-based family enterprise education
Case Studies / Coaching / Education / Family Business / Family Enterprise / Research in the Field

Myths and Realities: University-based family enterprise education

Continuing our yearlong theme of “Myths and Realities,” this issue identifies relevant facts on family business programs at universities worldwide as well as featuring some of the results of the 3rd Annual Family Enterprise Case Competition hosted by the University of Vermont School of Business Administration early in January. Myth 1. No one knows how … Continue reading

Constellations – Part I
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Constellations – Part I

This issue is the first in a series of articles exploring the theme of “constellations in family enterprises.”  Three articles on the subtopic of “Culture, Customs, Rituals and Perspectives” by Amy Katz, Barbara Hauser and Javier Macías follow. Go here for Amy Katz’s “Daughters in Family Enterprises: Implications and opportunities for family practitioners” Go here … Continue reading

Daughters in Family Enterprises: Implications and opportunities for family practitioners
Advising / Coaching / Family Business / Family Enterprise / Governance / Issues in the Family Enterprise / NextGen / Succession

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. For many of them, the family business offers the career fulfillment, financial rewards, and flexibility they may not easily find in other settings. The family business also offers this generation of daughters … Continue reading

A Western Woman Advising Saudis on Governance: Cultural differences & similarities
Advising / Coaching / Family Business / Family Enterprise / Governance / Issues in the Family Enterprise / Legacy

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. Most visas are to men who come for work with a company based there. In my case, I have twice been fortunate to receive an individual five-year visa. In the last 11 years I … Continue reading

Advising / Coaching / Consulting / Family Business / Trends in Family Enterprise

The Benefits of Rest, Reprieve, Relaxation, and Rejuvenation

Two types of stress punctuate personal experience. Eustress (pleasant or curative stress) is inspirational and motivational. Distress destroys. Work-life balance depends on a manageable mix between the two and mismanagement has serious consequences. The clients with whom the distressed professionals interact may detect the symptoms before the advisor/consultant does. In this article John Lanier says … Continue reading

Advising / Coaching / Consulting / Family Business / Trends in Family Enterprise

How Coaching and Consulting Work Together to Complete the Puzzle of Sustainable Change, an article by Carmen Lence

In her article, “How Coaching and Consulting Work Together to Complete the Puzzle of the Sustainable Change,” Carmen Lence examines the challenge of facing change in a family enterprise and how the coach and the consultant working together can create stability around what is often a fearful moment in the life of the family and … Continue reading

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Creating Interdisciplinary Teams

Chicago Bears, Mahler’s 3rd, leading from behind, jousting for position? What do these all have in common? More than you might think. To find out more, read these companion articles from Henry Krasnow and Jamie Wiener on “When Family Business Advisors Join Interdisciplinary Teams.” CREATING INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAMS? ARE YOU ASKING THE WRONG QUESTIONS? Henry Krasnow Family … Continue reading