Slayton Search Partners: Hiring External Leadership in Family Business: Balancing Tradition & Innovation

Family businesses are frequently esteemed for their enduring legacy and economic resilience. They are custodians of a reputation built across generations, with deep commitment to both community service and employee welfare. As a result, the family business is one of the most trusted types of company, able to foster employee retention and customer loyalty even in turbulent times.

In this article by John Ratliff, Senior Vice President & Principle of Slayton Search Partners, we will dive deep into topics spanning:

  • The Evolving Landscape of Family Businesses
  • Discerning When to Bring in External Leadership
  • Benefits of External Leadership in a Family Business
  • Navigating the Cultural Dynamics of External Leadership
  • And more!


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