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April 08, 2024 - Issue #115

A Charismatic Family Business Founder Can Be a Tough Act to Follow A Charismatic Family Business Founder Can Be a Tough Act to Follow For family businesses, a popular leader can bring many benefits, but can make it challenging to manage succession. An advisor offers strategies.
Research-Based Advice for Family Businesses: Our 10 Best-Read Articles Research-Based Advice for Family Businesses: Our 10 Best-Read Articles We've partnered with top researchers to bring their insights to our wide audience of family business owners and leaders. These articles resonated the most with readers.
Family Business Succession: Your Questions Answered Family Business Succession: Your Questions Answered This new page of FamilyBusiness.org answers many of your most important questions about succession and has links to dozens of articles.
Why Do We Treat Strangers Better Than Family Members? Why Do We Treat Strangers Better Than Family Members? A family business consultant explores this question, and shares advice on managing conflict, setting boundaries, and cultivating more kindness within the family.
Kimberly Eddleston The Next Generation's Embrace of AI Kimberly Eddleston

This PwC Global survey shows that future family business leaders are more optimistic than the current generation about what AI can help them accomplish.

Mitzi Perdue Discusses Family Connections
What If Activists Target My Company? What If Activists Target My Company? Social and environmental activism can be a blessing in disguise that helps new ventures find opportunities and older companies innovate.
How to Encourage Devotion Among Nonfamily Employees How to Encourage Devotion Among Nonfamily Employees Good things happen when employees identify with the firm, participate in decision-making and feel loyalty -- and certain combinations of the three are most effective.
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How to Transform an Outdated Board
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Here's how leadership can convince board members to vote for change that may not be in their self-interest but that would be better for the business. Read more...

Managing Emotional Minefields Within Family Businesses
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