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December 2018

Dec
06

Thursday
7:30AM to 10:30AM
Speaker Series

You Need a Disruptor-in-Chief

Every family business has the opportunity to reinvent itself when the next generation assumes leadership.

The challenge, as always, is to find the right balance between tradition and innovation. Steve Golden from Northeastern University will share the ways family businesses stay entrepreneurial and create continuous innovation and reinvention by balancing the best of both worlds.

Residence Inn Needham - 80 B St, Needham, MA 02494

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March 2019

Mar
06

Wednesday
7:30AM to 10:30AM
Speaker Series

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Leadership and ownership transition are much like an awkward dance, with both generations asking who should lead.

In real-life, few family businesses formally prepare for transition, which causes the senior and younger generations to not be on the same page. Colliding interests, desires, and timelines can bring up sensitive issues of resistance to change, overconfidence, entitlement, and problems letting go. It seems these mixed signals come down to the younger generation's patience to stay and the senior generation's stubbornness to let go.

Residence Inn Needham - 80 B St, Needham, MA 02494

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April 2019

Apr
04

Thursday
7:30AM to 10:30AM
Speaker Series

The Secret to Family Business Longevity

The most successful family businesses have already figured out the secret to family business longevity.

Consolidate or diversify the family, not the business. We'll help you identify succession patterns and common reasons they fail or succeed. At the end of this program you just might want to rethink how you pass along the business.

Residence Inn Needham - 80 B St, Needham, MA 02494

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May 2019

May
08

Wednesday
7:30AM to 10:30AM
Speaker Series

Being Ready: The Lean Succession Plan

Family businesses have difficulty preparing a formal succession plan because of the long, complicated, costly process.

A lean succession plan is a simplified plan that can be prepared quickly and executed rapidly. In addition to being used in an orderly transition, some situations may require a more secretive, covert plan (e.g. when the CEO has become unfit or is recklessly running the family business). "Being ready" with a transition plan in place will provide security and help diminish disruption when an event happens.

Residence Inn Needham - 80 B St, Needham, MA 02494

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