Nobody is indispensable and that goes for family business owners too.  

Many may feel as though things will fall apart when they are not around but that is seldom the case.

Family business owners build great teams around them and it is during the holiday season in particular that fellow directors can really demonstrate their worth, dealing with the challenges that come to light when the boss is away!  That is why they were employed in the first place.

Family business owners need a break too and by empowering staff and creating the right culture within the firm, there is unlikely to be a cataclysmic episode during the vacation. Inevitably, in an emergency people can still reach you (we live in the mobile phone era) and the best family business leaders are those that empower the teams around them.  

Enjoy the holidays when you  leave the family business in capable hands!