Working for a Family Business: A Non-Family Employee's Guide to Success by C. EckrichWorking for a Family Business: A Non-Family Employee's Guide to Success by C. Eckrich

Working for a Family Business: A Non-Family Employee's Guide to Success

byC. Eckrich, S. McClure

Paperback | January 11, 2011

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Eckrich and McClure provide a greater understanding of what a family business really is and how they differ from other companies and work environments.  Working for a Family Business is designed to provide insight into the family and its behavior and to integrate the non-family employee into its unique structure.  With tips on how to best serve the family business in order to secure not only your own success but the success of the family as well, this book will make you an indispensable family business partner.
Christopher J. Eckrich is a Principal Consultant of the Family Business Consulting Group, Inc. and specializes in building leadership excellence and maintaining family unity in family owned businesses. He is also Adjunct Professor at The University of Notre Dame.Stephen L. McClure is a Principal Consultant at the Family Business Consu...
Title:Working for a Family Business: A Non-Family Employee's Guide to SuccessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pagesPublished:January 11, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230111149

ISBN - 13:9780230111141


Table of Contents

I. Introduction: Your Role in a Special Partnership * II. What Makes a Family Business Unique? * III. The Value of "Family" to a Family Business * IV. When There's Conflict (And There Will Be Conflict!) * V. Difficult Passage #1: From a Founder to Sons and Daughters * VI. Difficult Passage #2: From Sibling Control to Next-Generation Cousins * VII. Understanding a "Family-First" Business * VIII. What About "Business" Companies? * IX. When Crisis Looms * X. More Understanding of the Soup You're In * XI. The Empowered Employee: Maximizing Your Success * XII. Summary * Notes * Suggested Readings * Index

Editorial Reviews

"Working for a Family Business provides a framework for a non-family member working for a family business to evaluate and react to a number of the unique situations which may cause conflicts.  The book also provides many examples of good and bad business practices and why they may or may not work in any particular situation.  I would recommend this book to anyone who now works for or is considering working for a family business."  —Bill Ingram, CEO, White Castle, Columbus, OH "I was delighted and surprised that Working for a Family Business provides great practical knowledge on how outsiders working in family companies can be empowered to be more effective for the family and for their own careers.  "Delighted and surprised" because hands on advice on navigating the sometimes treacherous waters of family business is as rare as it is needed by everyone working in family enterprises.  I plan to give this book not only to the non-family officers in my client universe of family companies, but also to involved family members as well."  —Harry Martin (former Head of the Cargill McMillan Family Office), Family Advisors, LLC, Mystic, CT