Is Your Client’s Generational Transition Stuck? How changing the ownership model can create traction
Governance / Leadership / Succession

Is Your Client’s Generational Transition Stuck? How changing the ownership model can create traction

Thanks to this week’s contributors Josh Baron and Nick Di Loreto of BanyonGlobal for their article “Is Your Client’s Generational Transition Stuck? How changing the ownership model can create traction.”   Is Your Client’s Generational Transition Stuck? How changing the ownership model can create traction Times of generational transition are often rife with conflict, which, … Continue reading

The Challenge of Developing Next Generation Leadership Presence in a Family Business
Family Business / Leadership / NextGen

The Challenge of Developing Next Generation Leadership Presence in a Family Business

Thanks to Denise Federer for a new take on Next Gen leadership and how advisors can help adult children of business owners gain the respect and trust of company employees. The Challenge of Developing Next Generation Leadership Presence in a Family Business Establishing leadership presence is important at any business, but it’s magnified tenfold, if … Continue reading

Thoughts on Selling a Team Leadership Strategy Plan to Family Businesses
Advising / Leadership

Thoughts on Selling a Team Leadership Strategy Plan to Family Businesses

Thanks to this week’s contributor, FFI Fellow JP Roy, for his article, “Thoughts on Selling a Team Leadership Strategy Plan to Family Businesses.” See what you think as he explores “being a pathfinder, building a leadership plan, and applying pertinent strategies in overlapping areas.” Thoughts on Selling a Team Leadership Strategy Plan to Family Businesses … Continue reading

Myths & Realities: Across cultures and across generations (III)
Behavioral Science / Family Business / Family Enterprise / Governance / Issues in the Family Enterprise / Leadership / Legacy / NextGen

Myths & Realities: Across cultures and across generations (III)

Thanks to this week’s contributors to the special series on “Myths & Realities: Across cultures and across generations” — Daphne McGuffin, Susan Rix, Maybeth Shaw and Edward van de Vijver for “As Family Business Advisors, Can We Separate the Myths from Realities?” and Guillermo Salazar for “Intergenerational Communication and Family Governance.” Yours in Practice, The Practitioner Continue reading

As Family Business Advisors, Can We Separate the Myths from Realities?
Behavioral Science / Family Business / Governance / Issues in the Family Enterprise / Leadership / Legacy / NextGen

As Family Business Advisors, Can We Separate the Myths from Realities?

If it’s true that family businesses are influenced by a variety of myths, how does this impact our ability to ensure that our clients can thrive in a competitive global landscape? While the global marketplace has created countless opportunities for family businesses to expand, these new operating conditions may have also created an environment where … Continue reading

Intergenerational Communication and Family Governance: Myths and realities
Behavioral Science / Family Business / Governance / Issues in the Family Enterprise / Leadership / Legacy / NextGen

Intergenerational Communication and Family Governance: Myths and realities

Myth 1: Avoiding talking about business at home generates healthy family relations. Reality: Lack of fluent communication among family members enhances the conflicts they face. Informal meetings (like the ones that are created around a dinner table) offer the proper mood many families need to go deeper in the conversation about their shared values, mission … Continue reading

An Interview with Beau Lotto on “Seeing Differently”
Behavioral Science / Leadership / Research in the Field

An Interview with Beau Lotto on “Seeing Differently”

This week’s issue features an interview with the distinguished neuroscientist Beau Lotto, who will present the opening keynote presentation at the 2015 FFI annual global conference. An Interview with Beau Lotto on “Seeing Differently” The Practitioner: Tell us about Lottolab. What was the vision behind it? Beau Lotto (BL): Its vision is to create an … Continue reading