26. Personality & Family Business: From Dinner-table Dreams to Boardroom Deals

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What does personality have to do with growing a family business? And why is understanding the personality of an entrepreneur a key factor in a successful succession or exit?

This week, we’re joined by Chief Science Officer at Hogan, Ryne Sherman, and Entrepreneur and Succession Planner, Stephen Shortt, to understand what it takes to build a successful family business.

Join the conversation as we discuss:

  • What personality is, and why is it important
  • How to assess personality
  • How entrepreneurial personalities shape family businesses 
  • The unique dynamics of family businesses
  • Leadership in family businesses
  • Children in family businesses
  • Managing a successful succession in five simple steps

If you own a business and have ambitions to exit or manage a successful succession, this one is for you!


Ryne Sherman

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rynesherman/

Website: https://www.hoganassessments.com/

Podcast: The Science of Personality Podcast

Featuring some of the world’s leading experts in personality psychology and business, this podcast explores the impact of personality on life, leadership, and organizational success.


Article on the Personality of Donald Trump : https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/the-situation-lab/201509/the-personality-donald-trump

Stephen Shortt:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephenshortt/

Website: https://successfulsuccession.com/

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