Denise Pare-Julien on How Family Meetings Help Families-in-Business
Denise Pare-Julien describes the keys to conducting successful family meetings.
Michele Desjardins on Complex Family Business Structures
Michele Desjardins describes the differences in governance structures and leadership for holding companies versus operating companies.
Greg McCann on “Linking Wealth and Character in the Next Generation”
McCann discusses helping the “next generation” in family businesses and family offices to successfully manage their relationships with family wealth, the family enterprise, and the family itself — and the implications for schools of business.
Fredda Herz Brown on “Family Sustainability”
Fredda Herz Brown describes four essential characteristics for high net worth families who wish to create “family sustainability” for multiple generations.
David Bork on Family Business Boundaries
David Bork describes seven critical boundary issues for family businesses: compensation, succession, siblings, spouses, non-family executives, spouses of family members, and confidentiality.
Bonnie and Michael Hartley on “Fire Drills for Family Businesses”
“Fire drills” can help a family-in-business to prepare for abrupt and unexpected challenges.
James Olan Hutcheson on “The Six Reasons Why Family Businesses Fail”
James Olan Hutcheson describes the six reasons for family business failure: a poor business concept; inexperienced management; poor planning; inadequate capital; inadequate financial controls; and “the family effect”.
Salo Grabinsky on “Incapacity Planning: Preparing for the Possibility of Owner Dementia”
When alzheimer’s disease or related illnesses affect the owner of a family business, the individual, their family, their business, and their estate planning are all powerfully impacted. In this video, Salo Grabinsky describes the impact of these illnesses, and encourages families-in-business and their professional advisors to take specific steps to prepare for this potential challenge.
Dirk Junge on Family Enterprise Governance
What leads family enterprises to succeed and flourish across generations? Dirk Junge describes family enterprise governance as the key factor for longterm success.