Effective Leadership in the Family Business

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Identifying and developing leaders in a family business can be more difficult than traditional business.  How do you develop each child differently, how do you lead your sibling? who in fact may be older than you?  Balancing the diverse demands of your business, your family, and your shareholders means taking extra effort.  Here authors Aronoff and Ward discuss the different styles of leadership and what style might work with what family member?including the Directing Leader; the Coaching ...

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Overview

Identifying and developing leaders in a family business can be more difficult than traditional business.  How do you develop each child differently, how do you lead your sibling— who in fact may be older than you?  Balancing the diverse demands of your business, your family, and your shareholders means taking extra effort.  Here authors Aronoff and Ward discuss the different styles of leadership and what style might work with what family member—including the Directing Leader; the Coaching Leader; the Counseling Leader; and the Delegating Leader. 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781891652165
  • Publisher: Family Enterprise Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/2005
  • Pages: 67

Meet the Author

Craig E. Aronoff is Co-founder, Principal, and Chairman of the Board, of The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc. He is a leading consultant, speaker, writer, and educator in the family business field.  Aronoff is perhaps the most prolific writer in the family business field.  As the founder of the Cox Family Enterprise Center and current Professor Emeritus at Kennesaw State University in Marietta, GA, Aronoff invented and implemented the membership-based, professional-service-provider sponsored Family Business Forum, which has served as a model of family business education universities world-wide. He has held the Dinos Eminent Scholar Distinguished Chair of Private Enterprise and was a professor of management in Kennesaw State's Coles College of Business.  The Aronoff Professorship of Family Business at Kennesaw State University was named in his honor.

Otis W. Baskin is an Associate of The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc. He brings extensive international experience to his focus on management and governance/decision-making issues in family businesses.  He has worked with family-owned businesses in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America over the past 16 years and was the founding director of the Family Business Forum at The University of Memphis.  He is Professor of Management at The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University, where he served as dean from 1995 to 2001.  He also serves on several boards including the board of directors of EMRISE Corp., the board of directors of the California Coast World Affairs Council, and the editorial review board of the Family Business Review

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction: Family Business Leadership is a Unique Proposition
• II. Wanted: An Assortment of Able Leaders
• III. Understanding the Demands of Leadership
• IV. What Makes Leaders Effective?
• V. Where Leadership Comes From
• VI. Never Underestimate the Power of Family Leadership
• VII. Developing Tomorrow's Leaders
• VIII. Preparing Yourself for Leadership
• IX. Following the Leader is Leadership, Too
• X. Overcoming Impediments to Leadership
• XI. Summary
• Resources
• SUggested Additional Readings
• Notes
• The Authors
• Index

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