Family Dynamics
Brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, aunts and uncles, cousins, everyone’s not always going to agree. Here’s where we help you navigate those complex relationships to build a strong business and a harmonious family.
Dis-Covering your Enterprising Family

Dis-Covering your Enterprising Family

Originally published Steve Legler Family Legacy Guide Business families, or “families in business”, as they’re often called, come in all shapes and sizes.  Advisors who work with them, like me, sometimes have trouble agreeing on the labels that we should be using to...

How to Write a Set of Shared Family Values

How to Write a Set of Shared Family Values

by Meghan Juday (originally appeared on . Along with the family vision statement, shared values are one of the most important things a family can document. Identifying shared values allow a family to focus on what they have in common as...

Where Are You in the Lineup?

Where Are You in the Lineup?

I recently heard Shankar Vedantam, NPR’s social science correspondent, talk about the effects of birth order on how children develop. No surprise, the segment got me thinking about how birth order plays out among siblings in family businesses.

Recommended Reads

Family Business books available on Amazon

Generation to Generation presents one of the first comprehensive overviews of family business as a specific organizational form.

As a successful business owner, you realize that financial success is just the still have many other challenges to face.

How many times have you thought about starting a diet or quitting smoking without doing anything about it?

This is the most comprehensive book on sustaining the family business and contains international examples and cases and essential tools and checklists of best practice.

Through pages filled with wisdom, tips, guidelines and experiences, the authors seek to navigate brothers and sisters who work in the family business or who are active owners through the challenges and opportunities and to retain the integrity of the family while serving the business.

In this widely popular book, David Horsager presents the ultimate guide to earning, maintaining, and even rebuilding the most critical factor of every business relationship—trust.

When Bowen was a student and practitioner of classical psychoanalysis at the Menninger Clinic, he became engrossed in understanding the process of schizophrenia and its relationship to mother-child symbiosis.

The Balance Point offers a step-by-step guide to tackle business transition challenges in these times of economic insecurity.

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