Family business leadership transition: How an adaptation of executive coaching may help

  • Charmine Ej Härtel, Gil Bozer, Leon Levin
  • Journal of Management & Organization, July 2009, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.5172/jmo.2009.15.3.378

Coaching for Family Business Leadership Transition

What is it about?

Within the traditional business organizational climate in which an executive coach operates, the identity of the coachee can be quite clearly differentiated from the business identity. This is not the case within the world of family business where the founder, the successor, the business, and the family culture are interwoven. This unique feature of family business means that for executive coaching to be effective within the family business environment a radically different approach to that used

Why is it important?

Succession planning and leadership transition are on the line when baby-boomers family business founding parents are expected to retire in the next 5-10 years and be replaced by a successful. This paper attempts to address the key unique consideration that an external executive coach should bare into mind when entering a family business environment,

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The following have contributed to this page: Dr Gil Bozer and Professor Dr Charmine E J Hartel