Getting Along in Family Business: The Relationship Intelligence Handbook

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Psychology Press, 1999 - Business & Economics - 242 pages
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What is it that makes it possible for some families in business to successfully work together for over 100 years, and for others to end up in litigation? Getting Along in Family Business is a practical guide for business owning families and their professional advisors. Edwin A. Hoover and Colette Lombard Hoover identity the single most important factor to the success of any business: Relationship Intelligence. With over ten years' experience working with family businesses of all sizes and types, the authors provide practical applications and principles for creating and managing relationships, which helps family businesses solve problems effectively, plan for the future, bridge differences, and deal with change.
 

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Contents

Improving Relationship
61
Assessing Your RQ
101
The Architecture of Family Business
123
Promoting RQ through Stewardship
167
Ethical Dilemmas in the Family Business
175
Leadership in the Family Business
185
RQ and Working with Family Businesses
203
Index
237
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Edwin A. Hoover, Ph. D., C. M. C., is a licensed phychologist and is Associate Professor of Management at The American Colledge, Bryn Mawr, PA. Colette Lombard Hoover, M. S., comes from a business owning family, and speaks frequently to trade and business groups on family business issues. They are consultants and principals of LSi Resource for Family Business Management in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, providing relationship consulting services to established family businesses and their advisors, including Mass Mutual and the American Law Institute/ American Bar Association.

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