Tag Archives: Family business

It’s all relative: The role of the family council

Family council meetings are intended to provide a communication forum to keep the broader family informed of what is going on in the business, provide the owners with a forum to promote employment and career opportunities to relatives, promote the succession guiding principles and corresponding business rules, and allow the family to connect or reconnect as a unit.

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Lessons from the pirates: Dispute resolution

The pirates knew what to expect if they had a disagreement—they would be pardoned once, and then they could expect to be punished or brought ashore. The key to success was the fact all pirates knew exactly how disputes would be dealt with, and the fact the rules also outlined certain unacceptable actions.

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Family business continuity: A well-oiled machine

Overcoming negative trends in family business succession is only possible if attention is paid to the many moving parts inherent in running a business as a family. This article, the second in a two-part series, delves into each of these items and the considerations that must be made to ensure they work cohesively.

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