Author: Scott D. Serfass
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises
Family wealth is not self-perpetuating. Without careful planning, it is possible for the success of a family to dissipate in a matter of a generation or two. In fact, more than two-thirds of wealthy families eventually fall victim to the longstanding proverb "shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations." The first generation literally or figuratively rolls up their sleeves working hard to build wealth and success. The second generation reaps the rewards of the first, often using this new wealth to advance their life through better education and career opportunities. The third generation spends the remainder of the money having never learned the values leading to wealth in the first place, thus leaving future generations to start from scratch. This classic rags-to-riches-to-rags story typically focuses on the loss of financial capital, but it is actually the loss of human and intellectual capital that causes the demise of family wealth. Family Success aims to challenge the norm, foster the characteristics of success in future generations, and help families communicate more effectively about their future. Whether you are looking to build a long-term wealth plan to break the shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves cycle or just trying to better the next generation, this book will help you understand the fundamentals of multigenerational success.
Author: Jim Clemmer
Publisher: Jim Clemmer
This enchanting book entertains, inspires, and irritates readers to action. Although applicable to people with roles and titles such as manager, supervisor, or executive, Growing the Distance is written for a wider audience. It aims to develop the leader within all of us. Subjects covered are: the passionate "I, " the pace of personal growth, change, learning as a way of life, motivating others, dreaming, failure as a key to success, and the heart and soul of meaning. Clemmer has produced a rare book of profound simplicity.
Author: Evanthia N. Patrikakou, Amy R. Anderson
Publisher: Teachers College Press
In this groundbreaking volume, the most influential leaders in the field provide essential information to better understand and improve the nature and quality of school and family partnerships for the benefit of all children. These experts examine the various aspects and effects of parental involvement not only on children's academic achievement, but also on their social and emotional development. Featuring a comprehensive multidimensional framework, the text addresses critical issues facing families and educators, developmental considerations, cultural perspectives, and policy issues. Each chapter includes recommendations to help educators, parents, and policymakers create and sustain successful partnerships to support children's development.
Author: Thomas J. Power, James L. Karustis, Dina F. Habboushe
Publisher: Guilford Press
This manual presents the first empirically supported homework intervention approach specifically developed for families coping with ADHD in children in grades 1-6. Special features include detailed case examples; checklists for monitoring interventions; recruiting instruments and outcome measures; and reproducible parent handouts. Ideal for use with groups of parents and children, or with one family at a time, this manual is intended for school psychologists and counselors, clinical child psychologists and other mental health practitioners, and special education professionals.
Author: William Jeynes
Trace the influence of family factors on children's emotional and educational well-being! The effect of family changes on children's academic success is a new subject for study. Divorce, Family Structure, and the Academic Success of Children is a comprehensive volume that brings research on this hotly debated topic up to date. With clear tables and incisive arguments, it is a single-volume reference on this vexing sociocultural problem. Divorce, Family Structure, and the Academic Success of Children offers a close look at the historical background and current theory of this field of study. But it is more than a compendium of known facts and completed studies. It examines issues of appropriate methodology and points out concerns for planning future research. Divorce, Family Structure, and the Academic Success of Children summarizes current knowledge of the effects of various influences on children's emotional and educational well-being, including: divorce and remarriage single-parent families nontraditional family structures race socioeconomic status mobility Educators, theorists, sociologists, and psychologists will find this volume an essential resource. With hundreds of useful references and clear organization, it presents new ideas in an easy-to-use format that makes it an ideal textbook as well.
Author: Aspen Family Business Group
The Keys To Family Business Success offers readers a comprehensive guide to understanding family businesses and how to address the unique challenges they face.
Author: A. Koeberle-Schmid, D. Kenyon-Rouvinez, E. Poza, INOGUCHI
Presents a comprehensive overview of governance in family enterprises including practical management knowledge in easy-to-use frameworks and interviews with renowned family enterprise owners and managers. Readers will benefit from the book's systematic approach and the opportunity to learn from the experience of other family enterprises.
Author: Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, Melissa Osborne Groves
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Is the United States "the land of equal opportunity" or is the playing field tilted in favor of those whose parents are wealthy, well educated, and white? If family background is important in getting ahead, why? And if the processes that transmit economic status from parent to child are unfair, could public policy address the problem? Unequal Chances provides new answers to these questions by leading economists, sociologists, biologists, behavioral geneticists, and philosophers. New estimates show that intergenerational inequality in the United States is far greater than was previously thought. Moreover, while the inheritance of wealth and the better schooling typically enjoyed by the children of the well-to-do contribute to this process, these two standard explanations fail to explain the extent of intergenerational status transmission. The genetic inheritance of IQ is even less important. Instead, parent-offspring similarities in personality and behavior may play an important role. Race contributes to the process, and the intergenerational mobility patterns of African Americans and European Americans differ substantially. Following the editors' introduction are chapters by Greg Duncan, Ariel Kalil, Susan E. Mayer, Robin Tepper, and Monique R. Payne; Bhashkar Mazumder; David J. Harding, Christopher Jencks, Leonard M. Lopoo, and Susan E. Mayer; Anders Björklund, Markus Jäntti, and Gary Solon; Tom Hertz; John C. Loehlin; Melissa Osborne Groves; Marcus W. Feldman, Shuzhuo Li, Nan Li, Shripad Tuljapurkar, and Xiaoyi Jin; and Adam Swift.
Author: Character Council of Indiana
This book is designed to help your family develop character qualities that bring success in all ares of life. Forty-nine key character qualities are defined, applied, and illustrated, so your family can develope character together.
Author: Randel S. Carlock, John L. Ward
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
This book shows family businesses working together at their best and explores how effective planning and communication help business families grow and become sucessful enterprises
Author: William T. O'Hara
Publisher: Adams Media
Centuries of Success is the first book to chronicle the colorful success stories and timeless lessons of some of the world's oldest family businesses. This one-of-a-kind work blends complete family histories with corporate philosophies and business sensibilities that are practical, adaptable, and enduring. From Japan's Hoshi Ryokan -- a hotel that dates back forty-seven generations to 718 -- to the sprawling Tuscan vineyards of Marchesi Antinori -- winemakers since 1385 -- Centuries of Success brings to life the strength and dedication that puts family-run businesses in a league of their own. William T. O'Hara, president emeritus of Bryant University, has produced a unique work that is certain to influence business philosophies and practices for many years to come and stir renewed excitement for family businesses worldwide. Book jacket.
Author: Laura T. Hamilton
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Helicopter parents—the kind that continue to hover even in college—are one of the most ridiculed figures of twenty-first-century parenting, criticized for creating entitled young adults who boomerang back home. But do involved parents really damage their children and burden universities? In this book, sociologist Laura T. Hamilton illuminates the lives of young women and their families to ask just what role parents play during the crucial college years. Hamilton vividly captures the parenting approaches of mothers and fathers from all walks of life—from a CFO for a Fortune 500 company to a waitress at a roadside diner. As she shows, parents are guided by different visions of the ideal college experience, built around classed notions of women’s work/family plans and the ideal age to “grow up.” Some are intensively involved and hold adulthood at bay to cultivate specific traits: professional helicopters, for instance, help develop the skills and credentials that will advance their daughters’ careers, while pink helicopters emphasize appearance, charm, and social ties in the hopes that women will secure a wealthy mate. In sharp contrast, bystander parents—whose influence is often limited by economic concerns—are relegated to the sidelines of their daughter’s lives. Finally, paramedic parents—who can come from a wide range of class backgrounds—sit in the middle, intervening in emergencies but otherwise valuing self-sufficiency above all. Analyzing the effects of each of these approaches with clarity and depth, Hamilton ultimately argues that successfully navigating many colleges and universities without involved parents is nearly impossible, and that schools themselves are increasingly dependent on active parents for a wide array of tasks, with intended and unintended consequences. Altogether, Parenting to a Degree offers an incisive look into the new—and sometimes problematic—relationship between students, parents, and universities.
Author: Craig E Aronoff, John L. Ward
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
The most successful families have strong values that are deeply rooted in emotional bonds and shared history. These values have important underpinnings to decisions that are made each day, from how we treat people to strong strategic decisions made in business. This book shows readers how to tap into core values and use them for strategic advantage. Family Business Values covers: * how values bring power to the family business, * how family values can strengthen day-to-day operation, * how values can help to resolve conflicts within the family and between family and business, * how to identify and articulate genuine family values, * how to nurture and pass on values in the family and the business * how to renew and reinterpret values to retain their productive power in today's fast-changing world, and much more.
Author: Henry Hutcheson
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
If approximately 70 percent of all businesses are family businesses, and two out of three don’t survive to the next generation, what can you do to make sure your business will survive and thrive? Dirty Little Secrets of Family Business comes clean with much-needed info on nitty-gritty issues such as entitlement; letting employees (even family members) go when they just aren’t working out; compensation; including your kids in the business (when to bring them in, helping them move up, and prepping them to take over); shareholder agreements; selecting the next leader; deciding whether to keep the business or sell it; exit strategies for outgoing leaders; money matters; succession planning; communication; conflict resolution; establishing an effective board; and transitioning to the next generation. Readers can apply the numerous ideas and tips in this engaging guide to address any family business situation. Written for current and next-generation owners and utilizing multiple, firsthand stories of family business dos and don’ts, Dirty Little Secrets of Family Business gives you the top success strategies that you can use to build a better functioning family business. Acknowledging that every family is unique and a cookie-cutter approach is not the answer, experienced family business consultant Henry Hutcheson presents a deeper look at the underlying mechanics of what makes a family business work.