Core Disciplines / Family Business / Family Enterprise / Trends in Family Enterprise

Top things you should stop saying to your clients

In this week’s issue, the Practitioner takes a look at terms and language connected with family enterprise advising, highlighting some overdone buzzwords from 2012 and suggesting that mid-way through 2013, these words should be history. (To use a buzzword phrase itself!) From the world of management science and Thought LeaderZone.com: The 50 worst management buzzwords. … Continue reading

Research and Practice: FBR Special Issue
Advising / Consulting / Family Business / Family Business Review / Family Enterprise / Research in the Field / Trends in Family Enterprise

Research and Practice: FBR Special Issue

The Practitioner is pleased to bring you the first in a series of preview articles from the FBR September 2013 Special Issue on Advising Family Enterprise, co-edited by Trish Reay, University of Alberta, and W. Gibb Dyer, Brigham Young University. This week’s feature is: The Effects of Goal Orientation and Client Feedback on the Adaptive … 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

Advising / Consulting / Family Business / Succession

Byte Up! Guest Blog from Boris Matijas

In this issue The Practitioner is pleased to have a blog by FFI member and member of the Practitioner Editorial Board, Boris Matijas. He comments on the transformation of the industrial era towards the information society, and the impact it has to the family businesses. Byte Up! By: Boris Matijas When Nicholas Negroponte, prophesied that, … Continue reading

King Lear’s Fool: The role of advisors
Advising / Consulting / Core Disciplines / Family Business / Family Enterprise / Governance / Law / Philanthropy / Succession / Wealth Management

King Lear’s Fool: The role of advisors

In his article, King Lear’s Fool—The role of advisors, Dean Fowler encourages collaboration among professionals, but also argues for the individual consultant to gain mastery in an area other than his or her field of origin. Mirroring the continuing micro-specialization of education, vocational training and post-graduate study in society, the field of family enterprise consulting … Continue reading

Advising / Consulting / Family Business / Succession

No Stone Unturned

“A quiet bias seems to exist among many family business consultants and advisors that keeping the business together, regardless of individual costs, is beneficial and should always be a primary goal.” This is an intriguing opening sentence from Michael Klein’s article, No Stone Unturned. Klein says that bias can also be shared by the family … Continue reading