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The Family Business Consulting Group Announces Planned Leadership Transitions

The Family Business Consulting Group’s board of directors has appointed Kristi Daeda as the firm’s new president to lead the organization’s operational and strategic initiatives. Drew Mendoza, managing principal since 1999, will focus entirely on guiding prospective client families to the right resources in his new role as senior advisor.


The Important Role of a Leadership Continuity Committee

According to The Family Business Consulting Group’s co-founder John Ward, a founding goal of our firm was to model the best of what we learned from the most successful family enterprises that we had come to know -- to practice what we preach. “We hoped to build a business for the long term and aspired to indefinite continuity,” he explained.


FBCG Interview: Succession Isn't an Event, It's a Process

The Family Business Consulting Group has navigated many of the same challenges our clients confront in designing our own leadership succession. Executive editor of The Family Business Advisor Otis Baskin interviewed former managing principal Drew Mendoza and new president Kristi Daeda about their experiences of the transition process.


Looking at Family Business Trends with 2020 Vision

One benefit we experience from having 25 consultants who have worked in 70+ countries with over 2,500 business-owning families is the opportunity to spot emerging trends in our field. Through daily interactions, we keep an up-to-date sense of our clients’ headaches and heartaches. By identifying the trends in these challenges then working together to understand the opportunities they bring with them, we gain insights and knowledge to help our clients prosper across generations.


Honoring Our Founder’s Mission Since 1895

The family business has evolved through the years and seen significant growth. And throughout all the changes, the one constant has been our family’s mission of preserving Biltmore as a privately owned, profitable, working estate.


FBCG's Commitment to a Culture of Collegiality and Shared Learning

From its founding, The Family Business Consulting Group was intended to be a connected community of highly skilled and collegial practitioners dedicated to the service of family enterprise around the world.


Uncommon Wisdom on Welcoming Newcomers to Enterprising Families

Clients often ask how they can be more purposeful in making new family members feel welcome not only within their families, but also at family meetings where business and family information is shared. In response, this article outlines approaches used by families who regularly meet to discuss their business interests, usually in the form of family meetings or family council meetings.


The Importance of Honoring Milestones

A unique strength of family businesses is that they often focus as much on the triumphs and challenges of generations past as their aspirations for generations to come. Many family companies see anniversaries as opportunities to reflect on their history and values. We share how The Family Business Consulting Group commemorated its 25th anniversary in August 2019.


Fun with a Purpose: How Highlights Magazine Celebrated its 60th Anniversary

Highlights partnered with the United States Postal Service to deliver the one-billionth copy of Highlights magazine to a young subscriber in Dallas, Texas. The girl and her family were presented with the one-billionth copy during a special party celebrating the 60th anniversary of Highlights magazine attended by other children from the Dallas area.


Successful Family Directors Are Not Born, They Are Planned and Developed

Even families with well-established professional boards that include capable independent directors, good board processes and value-added meetings will run into challenges around the role of family with the board of directors. Let’s consider some of these issues to highlight the underlying dilemmas and trade-offs that may need to be considered when determining the right path for your own family’s board.​

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