“The ascension of Ana Botin to head up the Spanish banking giant following the death of her father Emilio was a text-book case of how to handle a modern succession. Ana will now be the fourth generation of the family to lead the bank. So how did the Botins…Read More
Sunday, September 21st, 2014
Monday, September 1st, 2014
Friday, August 22nd, 2014
I am often asked for advice from young family members on whether or not they should join their family business. They often hope for reassuring “yes” or “no” guidance, but as with almost all issues in the richly complex world of family business, the only truthful response is, “It…Read More
Saturday, July 26th, 2014
Picking a chief executive for any family business is a tough task. It is especially problematic if the company is bent on keeping a family member in the top job.
People look in from the outside and make judgements without knowing any of…Read More
Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
18 June 2014
As FBN Ireland continues to go from strength to strength, their annual conference is just around the corner
I’m looking forward to running two different sessions. The first will look into entrepreneurship and I will be joined by Colum O’Sullivan and Cullen…Read More
Friday, June 13th, 2014
12 and 13 June 2014
St Pauls, London
It was a great privilege to run a session at the IFB Conference this week looking at how to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in the next generation.
We all talk about responsible ownership and…Read More
Thursday, May 8th, 2014
Wednesday 8 May 2014,
Cranfield School of Management, Bedfordshire
I’m looking forward to a truly inspirational day at Cranfield for their annual VentureDay this week. I’m exciting to be running a session on Succession, entitled ‘Inside Out and Outside In’ With an…Read More
Friday, March 28th, 2014
I’m excited to be launching and leading the Next Generation Leadership Programme for the Institute for Family Business, later on today.
After much planning and preparation, this interactive programme, will take a group of aspiring leaders on an amazing leadership journey over…Read More
Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
Tuesday 4 March 2014,
Mayfair Hotel, London
We’ve all heard the statistic that only 13% of family business transition down to the 3rd generation. So what are the secrets of long term success?
At the Great British Family Business Conference, I…Read More
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
A great day today at Henley Business School teaching about succession as part of the Family Business MBA Elective. It’s reassuring to know the future of some significant family businesses are going to be in great hands. I hope I have…Read More