By Craig E. Aronoff, Ph.D. and John L. Ward, Ph.D.
Family business leaders of the past could often guarantee decades of success built on a single, long-lived strategic plan. But the current rapid rate of change makes ongoing success an infinitely more difficult challenge. What works today is passé tomorrow.
In Make Change Your Family Business Tradition, those involved in or with a family business will learn how to:
build and preserve a foundation for constant renewal;
modify the company?s culture while preserving its values;
recognize and overcome the inhibitors to change;
adapt traditions to contemporary realities;
develop characteristics of an effective change leader;
respect the past while embracing the future;
encourage and make room for the next generation?s changes;
gain family and employee commitment to change and much more...
'Make Change Your Family Business Tradition talks about what I see as the most important, challenging part of a family business leader's job. It focuses on key survival issues. Not everyone will agree with everything the authors say, but it raises good questions that make you re-examine and re-affirm or adjust how you lead change in your organization.'
Robert E. Don, CEO
Edward Don & Company
North Riverside, IL