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Don't Think of it as 'Succession Planning...'

By Kelly LeCouvie & Jennifer Pendergast Succession planning is an important process for any business, and particularly for family owned businesses. While family businesses often outperform nonfamily businesses, their succession planning can be more complicated due to the family dynamics that may overlay both ownership and leadership transitions. Jennifer Pendergast and Kelly LeCouvie share their wisdom from years of experience guiding families to successful generational transitions in...


Achieving Balance: Individual Rights and Family Interests

By Amy Schuman and David Lansky. Living in a civil society requires some sacrifice of individual freedom. In fact, much of the debate between U.S. political parties, which has become even more polarized in recent years, deals with the extent to which the state (society) should be involved with (interfere with) individual choice. In our consulting engagements with families in business together we have also often observed this dynamic at work.


Filling a Board Vacancy: Using Gap Analysis to Capture Opportunities

By Steve McClure Whether you have an advisory board with a few independents, a predominantly family board or a professional board with a majority of independent directors, a vacancy on an active board creates an opportunity to bring in needed knowledge or new ideas, with a few key constraints. In contrast to family firms that are establishing their first board or reconfiguring their entire board, when replacing one director that individual must be the right fit with all other family and...


Should I Leave the Family Business? To Go or Not to Go

By Stephanie Brun de Pontet and Chris Eckrich If you're considering leaving the family business, make sure it's for the right reasons. Thoughts on critical questions to ask yourself to see if leaving the family business is the right decision for you. By Stephanie Brun de Pontet and Chris Eckrich.​


The Status Effect: How Ego Plays Out in Family Firms

We find that helping families better understand the sources of tension in both their family and work systems can give them more choices to better manage those tensions.


Family Employment and Career Guidance: One Size Does Not Fit All

Author: Amy M. Schuman Source: Professional Insight


Getting the Most Out of Your Board

Author: Jennifer Pendergast, Ph.D. Source: From the Boardroom


The Roles and Responsibilities of Family Ownership

By John Ward, Ph.D. There has been a broad discussion around the roles and responsibilities of boards in family enterprises.


The Disinheritors

Author: Ross W. Nager Source: Professional Insight


Nuptial Agreements: How Do I Love Thee?

Nuptial Agreements: How Do I Love Thee?

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