Family businesses are different than other companies. They have special opportunities, but also face special challenges. External managers who are not part of the owner family have a special role in family businesses between the shareholders, advisory board members and employees. To be successful, they should have a good understanding of how family businesses and business families work.
In our "Achieving excellence as a non-family manager" training program, we offer aspiring and designated non-family CEOs in family businesses the background knowledge required as well as valuable recommendations for successfully assuming their new role.