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Emotional Dynamics in Family Business: Challenges & Opportunities

(June 2012)

When a business decision becomes a family problem – Stephen imagined his 65th birthday party at his son Kevin’s home would fill him with a sense of achievement. He and his wife, Gloria, just five years younger, had built their …


International Family Enterprise Academy Conference Report

(June 2012)

In June 2012 I attended the International Family Enterprise Research Academy in Bordeaux, France.  The theme of the conference was Emotional Family Dynamics in the Family Business.  150 people, researchers, family business members and advisors from twenty countries, attended the …


When Family Dynamics are Dangerous for Your Family Business

(June 2012)

Managing family dynamics is key to maintain both business success and preserving family wealth.


Uncover Succession Stumbling Blocks

(June 2012)

The succession planning process requires time, resources and scheduling—just as running the business does.