What is it that makes it possible for some families in business to successfully work together for over 100 years, and for others to end up in litigation in an unsuccessful attempt to pass the business onto the second generation? "Getting Along in Family Business" is a practical guide for business owning families and their professional advisors. Edwin A. Hoover and Colette Lombard Hoover identify the single most important factor to the success of any business: Relationship Intelligence. With over ten years experience working with family businesses of all sizes and types, the authors provide the practical applications and principles of Relationship Intelligence to help family businesses effectively problem solve, plan for the future, bridge differences, and manage change.
As the first book that fully integrates important elements from family, developmental and group psychology, organizational development, business management, mediation and human motivation, "Getting Along in Family Business" demonstrates how improved relationships translate into more effective leadership, ownership and ethics in business.
"Provides a practical guide for business-owning families and their professional advisers."
-"Journal of Economic Literature
"With their book, "Getting Along in Family Business: The Relationship Intelligence Handbook, the Hoovers have provided family-run businesses a compass to navigate the challenges of these types of businesses."
-"West Chicago Press
"A terrific book that many family businesses have benefited from...."
"Ed and Colette Hoover bring a nice balance of common sense, professional experience, and science to that which many think is merely intuitive or preordained by the genes. As someone who wears several hats, I can say that the Hoovers have done a masterful job of describing the uniqueness of each perspective, and provide a good framework for insiders to follow. People serious about moving their family's business and family performance to the next level will find this book invaluable.."
---David Juday, Chairman and CEO, Ideal Industries
"At the heart of family business continuity is the ability of the owning family to communicate about things that matter and then plan accordingly. And if you want to promote this kind of communication you have to invest in the relationships between family members. This is a book about how to invest where it matters most for the family. Read it and act on it.."
-Ernesto Poza, Professor for the Practice of Family Business and Director Family Business Programs, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University e