A Family Business Publication

Building a Successful Family Business Board

A Guide for Leaders, Directors, and Families

Authors: Pendergast, J., Ward, J., Brun de Pontet, Stephanie

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In Building a Successful Family Business Board , the authors show why private firms need the in-depth expertise and objective feedback that a well-chosen board, including qualified independent directors, can provide, and demonstrates how owners and directors can work together to ensure a long and profitable life for the firm.

About the authors

JENNIFER M. PENDERGAST Senior Consultant of The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc. She specializes in strategic planning, family and business governance, family office structure, and facilitation.

JOHN L. WARD Co-founder of the Family Business Consulting Group Inc. He is Clinical Professor at the Kellogg School of Management, USA, and teaches strategic management, business leadership and family enterprise continuity.

STEPHANIE BRUN DE PONTET Associate of The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc. She specializes in building effective ownership teams and advising family enterprises facing important transitions.
 

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"This book is an outstanding collection of "best practices" as well as many new concepts. It both validated existing methods and introduced fresh ideas for the Advisory Board of my 102 year-old family business." - Ron Saslow, President & CEO of Hu-Friedy Manufacturing Company "Several years ago, as Welch Allyn struggled to transition from the 3rd to the 4th generation of family ownership, John Ward visited our company, and personally advised us through the next phase in our evolution as a family business. Now, John has collaborated with Jennifer Pendergast and Stephanie Brun de Pontet to produce a book detailing the benefits of evolving the family business in both ownership and governance structure, to ensure that the family business can not just survive, but thrive, for many generations beyond the founder. Their first hand experience can provide valuable insights to any family business concerned with smooth and successful transitions between generations. As my company celebrates our 95th of family ownership, we are grateful for the lessons shared by John, Jennifer, and Stephanie in this book." - Eric R. Allyn, Welch Allyn, Inc.

"An active independent board is the single greatest resource for the modern family business and have become essential to the success of family businesses in our globally competitive world. This guide shows how to blend committed family members with talented non-family directors to produce an effective, independent board and flourishing family business. Great boards sustain great companies." - Lanse Crane, Chairman and CEO of Crane & Co.

"One of the significant weaknesses in a family business is the lack of the type of honest, objective feedback which is provided by a thoughtfully constructed Board of Directors. These authors have provided an extremely valuable resource for family business owners which not only provides the rational for utilizing boards but the equally important "how to" implement this process." - Lee Hausner, Managing Director First Foundation Advisors


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Independent Boards of Directors and Family Business: Introduction to a Powerful Alliance

    Pendergast, Jennifer M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Truth and Myths about Boards: Meeting the Challenge

    Pendergast, Jennifer M. (et al.)

    Pages 9-23

  • The Role of the Board in the Family Business

    Pendergast, Jennifer M. (et al.)

    Pages 25-34

  • The Special Value of Independent Directors to the Family Business

    Pendergast, Jennifer M. (et al.)

    Pages 35-52

  • The Vital Role of the Board in Family Business Continuity Planning

    Pendergast, Jennifer M. (et al.)

    Pages 53-66

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  • ISBN 978-1-137-51171-3
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $40.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-11154-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Building a Successful Family Business Board
Book Subtitle
A Guide for Leaders, Directors, and Families
Authors
Series Title
A Family Business Publication
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51171-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-51171-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11154-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 263
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