When Loyalty Becomes a Liability to Family Firms
Staying true to your roots can foster inertia when innovation is most necessary.
When Succession Skips a Generation
Hiring non-family executives helps ensure longevity, but it requires strategic finesse.
Protecting the Business from Generational Friction
The family dynamics that promote smooth transfer to the next generation.
Five Challenges That Could Derail a Succession Plan
The obstacles Peugeot, Kikkoman, Tata Group and other iconic global family firms learned to overcome.
Four Simple Rules for Succession Planning
How to keep the business – and the family – running smoothly into the next generation and beyond.
Enduring Firms Transfer Assets and Knowledge Effectively
How family assets such as name and members are managed matters for longevity.
Long-Lasting Family Firms Transform in Times of Hardship
Firms that span generations are characterised by a willingness to change.
A World-Class Family Company Based on Values
A firm that truly looks after its workers becomes a world-class garment manufacturer.
How to Integrate In-Laws into the Family Business
How a family business manages its in-laws should be decided by its values.
Leadership & Organisations
Teamwork, the Everest Way
The first Singaporean women to reach the summit of Everest used a framework that defines effective teams.
Losing the Battle for Dow Jones
Enduring family businesses cannot rely on history; each new generation must remain active and committed if the firm is to stay relevant and strong.
Steering a Carmaker out of a Crisis
In times of corporate crisis well-cultivated family assets can be the definitive factor in a company’s turnaround.
When Gender Inequality Controls Whole Organisations
When cultural traditions and interpersonal relationships coincide, businesses start acting in irrational ways.
Dangers of Gun-based Succession Planning
Succession plans for family firms only work with the buy-in of all members.
How to Institutionalise Innovation
Family firms provide lessons in creating continuously innovative companies.