A family business is, by its very nature, a contradiction. Successful, multi-generation family businesses have figured out how to manage these contradictions and, in many cases, turn them into a secret of their success.
About the Authors
Click to Contact John L. Ward
JOHN L. WARD is Co-Founder and Principal of The Family Business Consulting Group, and Clinical Professor of Family Enterprises and Co-Director of the Center for Family Enterprises at Kellogg School of Management (USA). He is an active researcher, speaker and consultant on succession, ownership, governance, and family foundations, and is the author of leading books on family business. Ward currently serves on the boards of four companies in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
Click to Contact Amy Schuman
AMY SCHUMAN is a Principal with the Family Business Consulting group, working with family businesses to create conditions that support successful continuity across the generations. Schuman was the founding Facilitator of the Next Generation Leadership Institute, an intensive, two-year program for next generation family business leaders at the LoyolaUniversityChicagoFamilyBusinessCenter. She authored Nurturing the Talent to Nurture the Legacy: Career Development in the Family Business and co-authored, and with John L. Ward, Family Education for Business Owning Families: Strengthening Bonds by Learning Together.
Click to Contact Stacy Stutz
STACY STUTZ is a Chicago-based independent consultant with twenty years of diverse experience in consulting and management. She has consulted with privately held and public companies in industries ranging from financial services to consumer electronics. Her family history of entrepreneurship provided a foundation for her work with family enterprises to establish governance and management strategies to sustain them into future generations. Stutz is an engineer and graduate of the Kellogg School of Management.
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