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How to Resolve Conflict with Early Detection and Peer Support

Conflict is an almost unavoidable part of every family business. If not tackled, unresolved conflict can escalate and damage relationships or even the whole company. But are conflicts always negative, or can we analyse them under a different lens to increase cohesion and take the business to the next level? […]

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Raising Responsible Heirs to the Family Business

Women in family business fulfil several roles simultaneously. On top of their responsibilities as decision makers, executives and wives, they often hold the most influence when it comes to inculcating family and company values in the next generation. Ana Maria Matallana Boggio has a deep understanding of this multiplicity. After […]

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Dealing with Emotions in a Leadership Position

Trying to separate family from business is not always possible, whereas embracing the high emotional complexity that comes with running a family business might be a more beneficial approach. Leadership styles need to evolve and adapt to the new generations, and leading by example could be the key to success. In […]

Working with Siblings – A Conversation with Jessi Lima Bollin

Working with Siblings – A Conversation with Jessi Lima Bollin

Jessi Lima Bollin is the Vice President, Marketing and Communications and second-generation member of her Cincinnati-based family business, Best Upon Request. The company provides concierge-style assistance with an eye to helping employees save time and decrease stress. In the healthcare field, Best Upon Request also takes care of patients’ non-medical […]

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Jersey Pearl – A Family Tradition of Luxurious Excellence

This interview is brought to you by Female Focus, an exclusive international network enabling professional women to meet from, share experiences and build business relationships whilst engaging in interactive experiences. Female Focus was established by Vaishali Shah at Minerva Trust & Corporate Services Limited. On the tiny island of Jersey, nestled […]

Obegi Group – Maintaining Family Values

Obegi Group – Maintaining Family Values

Interview with Karine Obegi, Managing Partner of Obegi Home The Obegi Group is one of a few family businesses in the region that can call themselves centenarian. The four-hundred-year Ottoman Empire had entered its final age when the company of young entrepreneur Yordan Obegi, spread across the wilayats of Aleppo, […]

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The Great Value of Good Advice

Family business advisors, like family businesses themselves, do not come in a one-size-fits-all package. Some come from a legal background, others may specialize in the psychology of family dynamics, while others may bring an expertise in strategic planning. Choosing the right one depends largely on your specific needs. Nobody understands […]

Mother and Daughter at Work – The Case of Mackey Advisors

Mother and Daughter at Work – The Case of Mackey Advisors

Sarah Grace Mohr is the VP of Operations and Communication for Mackey Advisors, a Kentucky-based business consulting firm started by her mother. Mohr describes herself as a ‘Jill-of-all-trades’, with a background in interior design, strategy, project management, marketing, customer service, and leadership. But when Sarah Grace Mohr joined her mother’s […]

What It’s Like To Work With Your Sister

What It’s Like To Work With Your Sister

In this episode of our WIFB Conversations, Amy Katz speaks to Farida F. El Agamy, General Manager of Tharawat Family Business Forum and Co-Founder of WIFB, and her sister Ramia Marielle El Agamy about what it’s like to work together in the family business, how it changed their relationship, and […]