Director Handbooks

The Family Business Board, Volume 2

By Allen Bettis


Private Company Director’s Handbook Family-Owned Company

In brief:  Every family business board eventually reaches a turning point—an opportune time to achieve the next level of excellence. The Family Business Board, Volume 2: Governance for Agility and Growth, provides directions to such an achievement. Building on the series’ previous volume (The Family Business Board, Volume 1: Purpose and Structure), this handbook outlines a step-by-step approach to building the right board.

How boards can use this resource: 

  • Use the report’s steps to chart a path toward an optimal board composition and culture.

  • Learn how to overcome the most common objections to adding outside board members.

  • Learn from real examples of family business boards that helped their companies evolve while maintaining the best elements of family culture. 

  • Use the sample checklists, diagrams, and forms in the book to chart your path.

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