We realize family businesses face unique opportunities and challenges. It is our mission to offer valuable resources to help you and your team navigate them successfully. Check this page regularly for updated content.
December 16, 2021
For people who are both parents and business owners, maintaining a work-life balance can be a complicated challenge. Take a minute out of your day to consider these four guidelines for leading a more balanced life. Give it a try here.
December 1, 2021
What are the three C’s of succession planning? Dave Specht explains the importance of the three C’s for achieving a successful family business transition. Read more here.
October 14, 2021
Drucker School alumnus Peter S. Sealey and his wife Elizabeth donate $1 Million to the Drucker School’s Global Family Business Institute. Their gift will establish the annual Dr. Peter S. Sealey, PhD Award in Family Business to recognize the exemplary contributions to business or society by a family business or a family business leader. Learn more here.
May 5, 2021
David Specht is the next director of the Drucker School Global Family Business Institute. Specht previously developed the Family Dynamics offering at Wells Fargo Private Bank; founded a consulting firm for multi-generational family companies; and served on the faculty at the University of Nebraska, where he established their family business program. Read more here.
February 17, 2022
The Distraction-Proof Advisor Podcast
Listen to an enlightening conversation with Dave Specht and host Paul Kingsman about the key considerations that advisors need to be aware of when working with family business owners.
January 24, 2022
Family Business Today Podcast
In this episode hosted by Greg Lewis, Dave Specht offers guidelines for preserving families and perpetuating family businesses when planning for the rising generation.
November 16, 2021
The Farm CPA Podcast
Dave Specht explains to host Paul Neiffer about what successful transitions from one generation to the next require.
November 14, 2021
The Business of Family Podcast
Dave Specht and host Mike Boyd have an insightful conversation about preserving families and perpetuating businesses.
October 22, 2021
Impact Farming Podcast
Dave Specht and host Tracy Brunet discuss various aspects of farm boss leadership such as: self-management; leadership development and its effects on mental health, families, and the farm; and leadership presence.
September 15, 2021
Living the Country Life Radio
Dave Specht and host Jodi Henke talk about generational succession planning for families who pass down the farm from generation to generation.
June 1, 2021
Disruptive Successor Podcast
Dave Specht sits down with host Jonathan Goldhill to talk about succession planning and the next generation.
December 28, 2020
Enterprising Families Podcast
Tsitsi Mutendi (host and Family Governance Expert and Nhaka Legacy Lead Consultant) and Dave Specht talk about the importance of matriarchs in the family business.
Our online newsletter includes information on family business trends, articles, resources, institute member highlights, events, and how to support the institute. Links to published online newsletters are below.
“Five Sisters and Two Executors: A Case Study.” FFI Practitioner. January 19, 2021.
View our Managing the Family Business series, where we ask family business leaders questions about their experience in and takeaways from working in the family business.
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