Running a family business comes with its own set of challenges, but as a fourth-generation family business owner, author Julie Charlestein has strategies that can help.
- Charlestein’s insight into family business comes from personal experience. As the fourth-generation leader of her family’s business, Charlestein has unique insight into the world of family-owned businesses.
- Working with and for family brings struggles, such as developing positive company culture and earning the respect of coworkers—all of which Charlsein has had to learn.
- In How To Lead Your Family Business, Charlestein shows that the same principles that govern the mom-and-pop shop down the street are still at play in massive family-owned corporations like Walmart.
Why it’s important
As CEO of Premier Dental Products Company, Charlestein has firsthand experience with running a corporate family business, from navigating family drama in the workplace to the everyday corporate office politics.
Family businesses may start relatively simple, but as they grow and develop into something more, leaders must adapt to the unique situations surrounding family industries. Work and personal life often mix in a family business, requiring a strong dynamic leader to take charge.
Charlestein leans heavily on her own experience as she climbed the ladder to CEO within her family’s business. She provides actionable strategies for other family business leaders looking to grow within their company.
How to Lead Your Family Business was published by Matt Holt on February 14, 2023.