Working with family businesses: a guide for professionals

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Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1996 - Business & Economics - 227 pages
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At least eighty-five percent of all businesses in the United States are family-owned--with their own special problems, situations, issues, and family dynamics. This book is a practical guide for all professional practitioners who service the needs of family businesses. It provides a basic training manual for all providers--attorneys, accountants, financial advisors, insurance and health care providers, therapists, and others--who are specialists in their fields, but are unfamiliar with the unique psychology and dynamics that often control and influence family businesses. The authors detail how to deal with the special circumstances that arise when advising and consulting to family businesses that can make or break the process of consulting, advising, and planning.

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Your Role Your Client
Advising the Family Business
Defining Refining and Renegotiating Your Roles

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About the author (1996)

DAVID BORK is a pioneer in the field of family business counseling and the founder of The Bork Institute for Family Business at Aspen, a resource center for family businesses that provides professional services, conferences, and individual coaching.

DENNIS T. JAFFE is a founding partner of ChangeWork, Inc., and author or coauthor of Working with The Ones You Love (1990), Rekindling Commitment (with C. D. Scott and G. R. Tobe, Jossey-Bass, 1990), and Take This Job and Love It (1988).

SAM H. LANE is a corporate psychologist specializing as a consultant to family businesses.

LESLIE DASHEW is the president of Human Side of Enterprise, an Atlanta, Georgia organizational development firm, and an associate of the Aspen Family Business Group.

QUENTIN G. HEISLER is a partner in the Estate Planning Practice Group in the Chicago office of McDermott, Will, and Emery and specializes in estate and business planning for family businesses.