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The Family Business Podcast

Sep 30, 2017

The Bowen family systems theory is a theory of human behaviour that views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit.

To me that sounds pretty complicated but Steve manages to explain in a way that makes the theory easier to understand. 

Steve also shares...


Sep 22, 2017

Nick Smith used to be a lawyer and has worked with family enterprises for many years. Despite having left the legal profession Nick continues to work with Family Businesses as a consultant. 

He has recently written a great book called 'Advising the Family Owned Business' which explores all area's of advice to...


Sep 15, 2017

Maria Villax is a third generation member of a very successful multinational family business. However, she does not work within the family business but has an active role with its governance. For Maria, this a perfect balance. 

If you were born into a family business you will understand that a decision will need to made...


Sep 8, 2017

We talk to Emma Rudge about the importance of getting into the good habit of communicating and communicating well in the early weeks, months and years, of your business. 

Developing these skills whilst the business is still 'young' can be tricky but the benefits can be huge.  

Whilst the focus of this episode is on...


Sep 1, 2017

Succession planning is one of the biggest issues faced by families in business. 

In this episode Mairi speaks to us about her own experiences within her family business and in her current role as a family business consultant. 

We speak about what steps can be taken to ensure a successful transition from one generation...