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Managing Conflict in the Family Business: Understanding Challenges at the Intersection of Family and Business (Family Business Leadership)by Kent Rhodes
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Managing conflict is a challenge in any business setting and yet when managed correctly, some conflicts can actually be beneficial. But knowing how to leverage conflict into an advantage is not always so immediately clear and this is particularly true within family businesses. That's because the dynamics that can produce conflict within a family simultaneously intersect with the challenges of owning and operating a business, potentially complicating both. This book will identify Family Business Conflict Archetypes (patterns), Frames, Roles, and Tactics. They are discussed with a view toward educating readers to the common conflict cycles that families running a business can encounter. Keys to effectively managing these unique conflicts and the changes they produce, are also discussed. More specifically, utilizing a mini case study approach, this book will address twelve conflicts that are common in family owned businesses, how families can spot them, and then plan for their successful and effective management in ways that simultaneously uphold the family and the business.
About the Author
Dr. Kent Rhodes is core faculty at Pepperdine University's Doctoral Programs in Organization Leadership and Organizational Change, the Master of Science in Organization Development program, and the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, the world's number one ranked program in Conflict Management. He served as an ombudsman for the University for more than 15 years. Rhodes founded and served as chief executive officer of OnCourse Network, Inc., an Internet Education Company. He also is an entrepreneur who maintains a successful coaching and consulting practice for a variety of privately held businesses, family owned enterprises and non-profit organizations. As an associate with the Family Business Consulting Group, he brings first hand experience, equipping executives and management teams with leadership skills that build value and personal capacity for success.
David Lansky, Ph.D., a principal consultant with the Family Business Consulting Group, Inc. has played a key role in the growth and transformation of many enterprising families, and in the business interests which they share. A clinical psychologist and family therapist by training, David spent over 15 years as a managing partner in a clinical psychology practice. A graduate of Montreal's McGill University, David obtained his Master's and Doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Rutgers University. He has served as clinical faculty member and supervisor at Northwestern University's Family Institute and taught marital and family therapy at the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago.
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