For any of you working in, or working as an advisor with, a ‘family business’, this article will is a thought provoking read. Nicholas Bray, who spent a formative part of his career as a journalist on the staff of The Wall Street Journal during the 1980’s and 1990’s, writes for INSEAD Knowledge about the significant role emotions play in a family business environment. Introducing us to the CEO – that’s the Chief Emotional Officer – we hear how experts say that family-owned companies need to be run with emotional, as well as professional leadership, and that’s one area where senior family members often have a crucial role to play.

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