Issue 29, Feb 2016 – Emotional Intelligence and the Family Business

Issue 29, Feb 2016 – Emotional Intelligence and the Family Business

Welcome to Issue 29 and a whole new year full of exciting family business stories. The management of emotions in ourselves and the recognition of their effects on others is naturally a key ingredient for a family business to thrive. In our special feature we delve into the skills that account for your Emotional Quotient (EQ), we discover family businesses that have become experts of emotions, and finally we explore how you can increase EQ in your own family business.

Articles

Interview with Alessandro Colombo, COO of Chateau D’Ax, Italy A successful combination of traditional values and modern management makes family-owned Chateau D’Ax a true innovator in the furniture industry. The Colombo family has been at the helm of the ever-growing...
A Conversation with Alberto Pirelli, Director, Pirelli & C., Italy The Pirelli & C. headquarters, a vast complex of modern glass and iron building in the Milanese industrial area of Bicocca, is surprisingly charming for one of the largest tyre...
Interview with WISE Founders, Maurice Machenbaum and Etienne Eichenberger Maurice Machenbaum and Etienne Eichenberger are the two co-founders of WISE-philanthropy advisors, a Switzerland-based advisory firm that aims to bring philanthropists closer to impactful projects. Since 2012 the company is also...
When it comes to efficiency in the workplace, emotions have been commonly viewed as a hindrance. Management books have repeatedly underlined the importance of “leaving your feelings at the door”. Recently, however, the discussion has changed. Business practices are...
Interview with Roland Mack, Founder of Europa-Park and Owner of Mack Rides Germany’s Europa-Park is one of the world’s most famous theme parks and the second most visited theme park in Europe after Disneyland Paris. The park attracts millions of...
Family-owned and managed companies face an added layer of emotional complexity in the workplace. Employees often have to work with people they are closely related to and have a private relationship with, or as non-family members are faced with...
Interview with Matteo Alessi, CCO Europe & North America, Alessi Spa., Italy The Alessi family has been in the business of innovation for nearly a hundred years. Founded by Giovanni Alessi in 1921 as a cold-working metal manufacturer of household...
Interview with Professor John Davis, Chair of Families in Business Program at Harvard Business School and Chairman of the Cambridge Institute for Family Enterprise Professor John Davis at Harvard Business School, is one of the world’s greatest authorities on family...
Interview with Jacqueline Lam, Founder of Mihaibao Listed as one of the 50 most innovative companies in England, Mihaibao is the B2C marketplace Chinese consumers and Western luxury markets have been waiting for. Dr. Catherine Raines, the CEO of UK...
Interview with Nicole Stracke, Co-Founder of Advanced Analytics The use of Artificial Intelligence in analyzing big data is seeing a surge in many industries. Applying AI to security analysis, the German startup Advanced Analytics has made significant strides in streamlining...
Interview with Prof. Roger King, Tanoto Centre for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies Established just six years ago as part of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), the Tanoto Centre for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship...
Interview with Boris Matijas, Archipielago Five years ago, journalist, writer and family business expert, Boris Matijas, founded Archipielago, a learning platform for family businesses in Spain and Latin America. Matijas developed a passion for family businesses and successfully embarked on...
Interview with Solange Olszewska, Owner and Co-Founder, Solaris, Poland Solaris is amongst the leading manufacturers of innovative buses, trolleybuses and urban rail vehicles in Europe. The Polish brand has experienced stellar growth since its foundation in 1996. Solaris went from...