Special Issue: Our Best Teaching Advice

September 13, 2021 - Issue #38

Want to Give Your Entrepreneurship Students Real-World Experience? Try Consulting Projects Want to Give Your Entrepreneurship Students Real-World Experience? Try Consulting Projects Students gain exposure to the inner-workings of a business, while entrepreneurs receive a fresh perspective, academic insight and assistance.
Future Family Business Owners Can Learn to Manage Conflict Future Family Business Owners Can Learn to Manage Conflict This classroom exercise dissects the five approaches to managing disputes, and their likely outcomes.
Team Exercise: How Parenting Styles Affect The Next Generation Team Exercise: How Parenting Styles Affect The Next Generation This experiential exercise is designed to enhance student learning about the four parenting styles and how they affect the dynamics within the family firm.
Confidentiality Agreements Promote Candor in Family Business Classes Confidentiality Agreements Promote Candor in Family Business Classes For students to share their own good and bad family experiences in a family business class, confidentiality is essential.
Real-Life Drama: Creating a TV Series Based on a Family Business Real-Life Drama: Creating a TV Series Based on a Family Business From the "director's chair," students illustrate the challenges of the family firm, and what makes a good one.
To Engage Business Students, Roll Out 'the Barrels' To Engage Business Students, Roll Out 'the Barrels' A variation of the childhood "choose your own adventure books" improves understanding of succession planning, governance and ethics.
Videos for the Global Family Business Community Videos for the Global Family Business Community These are challenging times for family businesses. These videos share best practices that help business owners, professors and students weather the crisis and manage what comes next.
Design Remote Learning to Help Students Feel Connected Design Remote Learning to Help Students Feel Connected Done right, online teaching can help students actually engage more with their professors and with one another.
Learn to Defend Your Family Firm Learn to Defend Your Family Firm This classroom exercise helps future family firm members learn to anticipate outside threats to their business and defend it.
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Family Business Stories Build a Legacy For the Next Generation
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Books, websites, videos and blogs can capture a family business's saga, with all its challenges and triumphs, and shape a powerful legacy. Read more...

Family Business Budget Planning: 7 Things to Consider
by Joseph Astrachan / Practice Insight

Family firms -- indeed, any entrepreneur-led business -- should put aside the self-interest of different departments, and focus first on these critical factors. Read more...

Daughter Continues Mom's Legacy of Helping Others
by Kimberly Eddleston / Interviews

Blessings in a Backpack can inspire any family-run business or organization that hopes to continue the founder's spirit and mission in the next generation. Read more...

Self-Interest Can Skew Budgets at Family Businesses
by Joseph Astrachan / Practice Insight

Realistic budgets are powerful planning tools. But the motivations of owners, sales people, the production staff, and others can get in the way. Read more...

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