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This book will help HR managers and founders/owners develop a formal process within the company and also provide insights from family firms on how to manage sensitive topics ranging from family member compensation; family member appraisal, etc., and serves as a guide to HR managers struggling to get a "seat at the table" in family firms.
About the Author
David Ransburg, a consultant with the Family Business Consulting Group, Inc. has a rare combination of expertise in both business and psychology. He brings strong relationship skills, deep business knowledge, and broad-based experience in executive assessment, coaching, and group facilitation to his family enterprise engagements. With over a dozen years of business experience in industries such as real estate, financial services, marketing, and manufacturing, he is adept at strategic as well as financial analysis of business opportunities. Additionally, David has been formally trained in interpersonal relationships and systems theory to motivate individuals, resolve intra-organizational conflict, and build an effective team-oriented organization.David received a BA in Economics from Stanford University, USA, an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and an MA in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University.
Wendy Sage-Hayward is a consultant at the Family Business Consulting Group. She has 25 years of experience working with business leaders, family firms, and boards. Wendy has a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and recently completed a post graduate program in the Neuroscience of Leadership at Middlesex University, UK. She is an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business where she leads programs for both business families as well as their advisors in the Business Families Centre. Wendy teaches for Executive Education at the Sauder School of Business where she leads two senior management training programs in facilitation and coaching. Previously Wendy was faculty at the Institute for Corporate Directors where she taught board dynamics in the Director's Education Program.
Amy M. Schuman, a principal consultant of the Family Business Consulting Group, Inc. works with family businesses on creating governance systems to meet the demands of increased complexity across the generations. She also has expertise in helping families with leadership development, communication skills and team building. Amy was the founding facilitator of the Next Generation Leadership Institute, an intensive, two-year program for next generation family business leaders at the Loyola University Chicago Family Business Center. Amy is the co-author, with John L. Ward and Stacy Stutz, of Family Business as Paradox. She is the co-author, with John L. Ward, of Family Education for Business Owning Families and a co-author of A Woman's Place…The Crucial Roles of Women in Family Business. Amy also wrote Nurturing the Talent to Nurture the Legacy: Career Development in the Family Business. Amy has presented at many university family business centers, The University of British Columbia Family Enterprise Advisors Program, YPO and WPO events, the Family Firm Institute Conference and the Family Business Network. and is adjunct faculty at the Center for Family Enterprise at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.
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