Leadership in family-owned companies has similiarities and dissimilarites with entities typically studied in business schools and psychology departments; these articles address the intersections that occur in the subset of family enterprises.
According to Mark Twain, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” In that light, we are pleased to share an article by Rochelle Mendelsohn that explores the reasons why family enterprises without a strategic plan should consider developing their first and outlines seven tips for advisors working with these organizations throughout the process.
This week’s FFI Practitioner features a conversation between Joshua Nacht and Steve Legler on the topic of “family champions” and Joshua’s recently-released book on the subject. Joshua and Steve discuss how to identify and develop a family champion as well as how practitioners can leverage a family champion in their work with family enterprises. We hope you enjoy listening!
Do married couples make the most effective leaders of family firms? According to research conducted by this week’s contributor, Isabelle Le Breton-Miller of HEC Montréal, firms owned and run by married couples tend to outperform their competition. We hope you enjoy this edition that examines the potential advantages that married copreneurs can bring to a family enterprise.
This week’s FFI Practitioner continues a series of articles written by members of the FFI IberoAmerican Virtual Study Group that are available in both English and Spanish. Thanks to Miguel Angel Gallo and Begoña Pereira-Otero for their examination of what constitutes an appropriate exercise of power by family business owners. We hope you enjoy this article in either (or both) languages!
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.
Thanks to Sally Derstine, senior family business advisor with the Delaware Valley Family Business Center, for the following blog on “Transforming to a Family of Adults: A foundation for healthy generational transitions”.
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.
Thanks to this week’s contributor, FFI Fellow JP Roy, for his article, “Thoughts on Selling a Team Leadership Strategy Plan to Family Businesses”.
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.
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".
This week’s blog by Ricardo Mejía Cano of RMConsultores extends the research and commentary of INSEAD professor Manfred Kets de Vries on the topic of irrational behaviors by leaders.