Family firms play and are likely to continue to play a vital role in the global economy and many family owned firms are far from small. One of the events that can and does disrupt the smooth evolution of such businesses is generation transition and succession. In numerous high profile cases such as the Ford and DuPont families, succession problems have deeply and dramatically affected both the businesses and families involved. In this very focused research-based study the authors examine the increasing involvement of women in leadership roles in family firms and how daughters are now so often rising through the ranks to take over successful family businesses when their fathers are reaching the end of their careers as active entrepreneurs. With case studies from almost every continent, Father-Daughter Succession in Family Business looks at the cultural and other changes that have led to daughters gaining influence in more and more family businesses and the tensions this produces between old notions of how men and women should behave and the new style of leadership that often comes about when a woman takes the helm. The case studies included here comprise revealing narrative accounts from the daughters who succeeded their entrepreneur fathers in a wide variety of challenging situations, many of which involve cultural contexts beyond the North American and European ones in which research has already established that women can and do perform as well as or better than men in many leadership situations. Increasingly, entrepreneurs contemplating retirement look to consultants and others for help with managing succession. It is also increasingly recognized that in business education the socio-cultural aspects of entrepreneurialism have to be addressed. This book will help consultants, business educators, and researchers, as well as those who are themselves involved in significant family managed enterprises to better understand why it can no longer be assumed in any part of the World that the first born son will necessarily take over the reins of the family business.
A business book for "doers." For people who "get things done" rather than talk about it. If you wanted proof that "good things come in small packages," this is it. In a little over a 100 pages, successful small business coach and mentor Roland Hanekroot shares the secret ingredients that combine to create thriving small businesses. Every page holds a gem and Roland's no-nonsense approach makes it easy to add the secret ingredients one by one, so that you, too, will soon start to Raise a Healthy Bouncy Business.
"Succinct, informative and approachable, Dan Fowler's latest book is as down-to-earth as it is a blueprint for getting ahead in any business. His observations and suggestions regarding the importance of quality staff and statesmanship are bedrock concepts for managers and small businesses.''
This book was conceived for veteran businesspeople that need to re-energize their business and their life. The ten steps outlined in this book will make it easier for anyone to succeed as a veteran businessperson. It's critical to learn how to focus on what's important in life and to carry it out in a balanced, productive way.
This book doesn't contain or uncover any great revelations about being successful. Instead, it is written from the author's thirty-three years of experience as a businessman in the insurance field, twenty years of involvement as a volunteer in the Mehlville School District and the example set by many of the people who he has worked with over the years.
You can't get better unless you learn from your mistakes and then make the necessary changes in your life so it doesn't happen again. Aging should be viewed as a good thing. We develop wisdom over the years and what we do with that knowledge is what this book is all about. It's easy to get off course.
"10 Steps to Energizing Your Business and Your Life" will help you get back on track."
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to launch and run a successful business venture.
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