Hubler For Business Families
Management and Leadership
Management and Leadership PlanningManagement and Leadership Planning has to do with the leadership development process for the next generation of adult children in family businesses.  It includes helping the family members identify their gifts and how to effectively utilize those gifts within the family business.

In addition, management and leadership planning includes assisting the owner-entrepreneur in finding something that he/she want to continue to be passionate about so that they can continue to make a significant contribution to the business.  Owner-entrepreneurs do not have to leave the business, but they need to become the architects and designers of the new governance system and the new management and leadership system in the business, as this is where their adult children can evolve into leadership and make a significant contribution to the on-going success of the company.

Another aspect of Management and Leadership Planning is decision-making and management of differences so that effective decisions can be made within the business.

Management and Leadership Planning also includes compensation planning and development of a compensation system for how family members who work in the company will be paid.
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Over the past 30 years I have worked with family businesses in the area of transitions, succession planning, and managing what I describe as emotional breakdowns of trust in either business or family relationships. As a result, I believe building trust in the family and in the structure of the business are mutually beneficial to family harmony and a successful family business.Family Business Consultants as LeadersWorking with family businesses as a consultant is one of the most awesome responsibilities I can imagine. It incorporates managing family issues and concerns as well as business issues and concerns and the interrelationship between the two. The impact of choices made by the consultant can have far-reaching effects for both family and business that can impact generations of family members.Do Family and Business Meet or Collide?The way we see it, the overlap between family and business is an organizational problem, but people within the family business experience it as an interpersonal issue. That's why family members commonly blame each other for the situation.When the Business of Your Family is BusinessThe defining qualities of a business contrast starkly with those of the family. While a family is nurturing, a business must be productive. It values competency and candor in order to embrace change and create success. Of course, the skills and sensibilities of business can play a positive role in your family. Business discipline and financial savvy, for instance, positively influence families and their success. Is it a Family-Run Business or Vice-Versa?The family-run business faces unique obstacles. Business differences can tear apart families because the family and business have different (even opposing) goals. While family is protective and loyal with strong emotional ties, these positive qualities can lead to resisting or minimizing change in a business setting.Understanding Both Sides of Family Business ManagementTo help you understand the issues of family business management, we've developed a working model of the family business. It consists of two intersecting circles. The first represents your family; the second, your business.Family Members Entering the Business ChecklistFamily businesses are all about the family, yet major heartaches can occur when next generation adult children enter the business.Changing the Generations in a Family Owned BusinessHere is my list of ten important things younger generation adult children can do to smooth their transition into leadership in the family-owned business so that everyone involved feels positive and vital.
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