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Don't Send Your Kids to Work Outside the Family Business Just Yet!
Should family members work outside the family business before joining? Experts have long recommended that this is the best (and only!) way for the next generation to learn the skills and knowledge Read More...
Firm But Flexible Parents Raise the Best Family Business Leaders
In their aim to raise the next generation of family business leaders, parents often question if their parenting style is effective. They often ask themselves: Am I being too lenient or too strict? Am Read More...
Should Your Next CEO be From Outside the Family?
In her discussion with Matt Nielsen of Nielsen-Massey Vanillas International, Editor Kimberly Eddleston goes into a sensitive topic for many family firms: whether an outside leader is better equipped Read More...
The New Family Business Powerhouses: Wives and Moms
Today women hold leadership positions in government, head up Fortune 500 companies, and oversee countless philanthropic programs. Yet in many successful family businesses, the roles of women remain Read More...
Family Emotions Can Drive Business Decisions
From “Dallas” and “The Godfather” to “House of Gucci” and “Succession,” popular culture has always relished watching how resentments, squabbles and back-stabbing can pulse through a Read More...
Let the Next Generation of Family Firm Leaders Chart Their Own Path
While start-ups are typically known for their innovation, family businesses are seen as mired in traditions and stuck in the past. But recent research shows that the next generation of leadership can Read More...
Developing Competent Owners and Stewards for a Lasting Family Business
The ultimate goal of many enterprising families is growing a prospering organization stewarded by a committed group of united family owners. And while many succeed in developing a successful Read More...
How the Next Generation Can Earn Legitimacy, Respect and Loyalty
  Handing off the leadership of a family business is never easy, especially when the heir is viewed as entitled to the crown, rather than deserving of it. This interview with Robert Buday, Read More...
Getting Along: Straight Talk from a Family Business Veteran
  Carl Beauregard, former President of Beauregard Equipment, has worked side by side with his father and three brothers, and has 15 younger relatives who could be involved in running the Read More...
How Family Firms Can Prevent (or Cool Down) Sibling Rivalries
“Siblings are our partners and rivals, our first friends, and our first enemies.”  Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Rutgers University Stories abound about sibling rivalries that have harmed Read More...

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