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A Non-Family Employee's Guide to Success
Eckrich and McClure provide a greater understanding of what a family business really is and how they differ from other companies and work environments. Designed to provide insight into the family and its behavior and to integrate the non-family employee into its unique structure.
Introduction: Your Role in a Special Partnership
What Makes a Family Business Unique?
The Value of 'Family' to a Family Business
When There's Conflict (And There Will Be Conflict!)
From a Founder to Sons and Daughters
Difficult Passage No. 2: From Sibling Control to Next-Generation Cousins
Understanding a 'Family-First' Business
What About "Business" Companies?
When Crisis Looms
More Understanding of the Soup You're In
The Empowered Employee: Maximizing Your Success
'Working for a Family Business provides a framework for a non-family member working for a family business to evaluate and react to a number of the unique situations which may cause conflicts. The book also provides many examples of good and bad business practices and why they may or may not work in any particular situation. I would recommend this book to anyone who now works for or is considering working for a family business.' - Bill Ingram, CEO, White Castle, Columbus, OH, USA 'I was delighted and surprised that Working for a Family Business provides great practical knowledge on how outsiders working in family companies can be empowered to be more effective for the family and for their own careers. "Delighted and surprised" because hands on advice on navigating the sometimes treacherous waters of family business is as rare as it is needed by everyone working in family enterprises. I plan to give this book not only to the non-family officers in my client universe of family companies, but also to involved family members as well.' - Harry Martin (former Head of the Cargill McMillan Family Office), Family Advisors, LLC, Mystic, CT, USA 'Working for a Family Business: A Non-Family Employee's Guide to Success unravels the mystery of the inner workings of family businesses for non-family employees. Chris Eckrich and Steve McClure illuminate the seeming paradoxes created by family dynamics and offer practical advice to non-family employees who want to ensure success. From their considerable experience, the authors suggest steps to take and traps to avoid making this the ultimate survival guide for all non-family employees. I highly recommend this relevant, well-written book to anyone who works in a family business or with families in business.' - Joanne Norton, Vice President of Shareholder Relations, Freedom Communications, Irvine, CA, USA