Make Change Your Family Business Tradition [NOOK Book]

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Family business leaders of the past could often guarantee decades of success built on a single, long-lived strategic plan. But the current rapid rate of change makes ongoing success an infinitely more difficult challenge. What works today is passé tomorrow. In Make Change Your Family Business Tradition, those involved in or with a family firm will learn how to: build and preserve a foundation for constant renewal; modify the company’s culture while preserving its values; recognize and overcome the inhibitors to ...

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Overview


Family business leaders of the past could often guarantee decades of success built on a single, long-lived strategic plan. But the current rapid rate of change makes ongoing success an infinitely more difficult challenge. What works today is passé tomorrow. In Make Change Your Family Business Tradition, those involved in or with a family firm will learn how to: build and preserve a foundation for constant renewal; modify the company’s culture while preserving its values; recognize and overcome the inhibitors to change; adapt traditions to contemporary realities; develop characteristics of an effective change leader; respect the past while embracing the future; encourage and make room for the next generation’s changes; gain family and employee commitment to change...and much more.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230116146
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/4/2011
  • Series: A Family Business Publication
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 100
  • File size: 561 KB

Meet the Author



Craig E. Aronoff is Co-founder, Principal Consultant, and Chairman of the Board of the Family Business Consulting Group, Inc., the founder of the Cox Family Enterprise Center and current Professor Emeritus at Kennesaw State University. He invented and implemented the membership-based, professional-service-provider sponsored Family Business Forum, which has served as a model of family business education for universities world-wide.

 

John L. Ward is Co-founder of the Family Business Consulting Group Inc. He is Clinical Professor at the Kellogg School of Management and teaches strategic management, business leadership and family enterprise continuity.

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Table of Contents



I. Introduction: The Challenge of Conitnuous Renewal * II. Change in a Family Business: How Hard Can it Be? * III. Building and Preserving a Foundation for Change * IV. Where Change Comes From * V. Leading Change in a Family Firm: A Guide for the Successor * VI. Managing Resources for Change * VII. A Word to the Outgoing CEO * VIII. Creating a Tradition of Change * IX. Summary * Index
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