Really good overview of the successful role that a non-family member can play in a family firm it they take notice of some of the winning political moves to enable them to flourish.
It is not easy being a non-family leader/director in a family firm and it can be difficult to adjust to the way 'they don things,' not to mention the difficult decision making process a family may have gone through in deciding to bring in an 'outsider' in the first place.
Well worth a read!
We see all kinds of office politics – the good, the bad, and the ugly – in family-owned businesses. Families can be intensely political organizations, and non-family executives must know how to play politics both in the business itself and in the dangerous borderland between the business and the family. After reviewing the work that our firm has done with more than 200 business families around the world, we’ve identified some winning political moves that non-family executives can make