Leadership Coaching in Family Businesses

  • Randel S. Carlock
Part of the INSEAD Business Press book series (IBP)


Consultants and coaches brought in to help resolve a family business dilemma are often faced with an enigma wrapped in a riddle. As advisers, do we privilege the family perspective, and concern ourselves first with emotional issues and the well-being of family members? Or should we focus on the organizational context, putting the highest priority on strategic planning and financial concerns for the business? There are no easy answers. Working with families who own or control businesses is more of an art than a science, requiring skills that each coach or adviser must develop for him- or herself through study, experience, and reflection.


Birth Order Family Business Family System Family Experience Fair Process 
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