Nurturing the Talent to Nurture the Legacy: Career Development in the Family Business

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Macmillan, Jan 4, 2011 - Business & Economics - 108 pages
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Career development is often neglected in family firms, yet it is essential to the continuous process of building leadership capacity for the future.  A well-planned and effective career-development process enables individuals meet the strategic challenges of the future. This guide enables family businesses to shed their "sink or swim" attitudes and foster the development of highly skilled leaders for succeeding generations of success.
 

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Contents

Ensuring Your Companys Future
1
2 Unique Considerations for Family Enterprises
7
3 WinWin Career Development
13
4 Catch Them while Theyre Young
23
5 Creating a CareerDevelopment Process
31
6 Maximizing Talent in a Family Business
43
7 Whos Responsible for What?
51
8 Translating Career Development into Promotion Decisions
59
10 Where Families Falter
75
11 Summary
81
Resources
85
Suggested Additional Readings
87
Notes
89
Index
91
The Author
95
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9 Family Leaders Need Development Too
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Amy M. Schuman is a Principal Consultant of the Family Business Consulting Group, Inc. and works with family businesses on leadership development, communication skills and team building. Amy was the founding facilitator of the Next Generation Leadership Institute, an intensive, two-year program for next generation family business leaders that is part of the Loyola University Chicago Family Business Center.

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