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Context conflict: Balancing family and business

Success for a family business cannot be packaged in a neat bundle. There are too many nuances; family dynamics, succession, business revenue and multigenerational financial health all play into the mix. All companies have a web of challenges, but family businesses must balance these complexities and many other elements to capture growth without sacrificing family-oriented goals. We have a phrase ... Read more

Entitlement gone nuts

Accomplished, talented next-generation members must battle the stereotype that all family business successors are good-for-nothings who owe their jobs to nepotism. Heather Cho’s recent tantrum has made their lives more difficult. Cho, also known as Cho Hyun-ah, is the daughter of Cho Yang-ho, chairman of the conglomerate that owns Korean Air. Until recently, she was a vice president in char... Read more

Family Business Magazine’s 25th Anniversary

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Nov/Dec 2014

  • Family council committees: A call to order
  • Context conflict: Balancing family and business
  • How to develop a deep bench of family directors
  • When it’s best not to resolve family discord
  • Family businesses in historic context

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Family Business Calendar

January 21

Emotional Intelligence: The Foundation for Effective Communication

March 11

Succession Planning: When the Rubber Hits the Road

March 19-20

The Chair Forum: 
Essential Conversations for Family Business Board Leaders


May 3-8

Private Wealth Management Program

May 7

Leadership and Followership in Family Businesses

June 7-17

iLEAD Module 1: Philadelphia and New York

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