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Family leaders can hamper progress and deter successors from taking over the running of the company. Dennis Jaffe summarises why it is important to keep a good work-life balance and the need for leaders to be aware of when the time is right to transfer power

Barbara Murray is director of Family Business Solutions UK.

Passing on the baton of responsibility is not easily achieved, particularly as demographic changes are intensifying the time pressures felt by senior and junior generations to plan their successions. Barbara Murray explains the importance of legacy and preparation

Booths is a chain of supermarkets in the North-West of England that is in its fifth generation. The company prides itself on customer service, the high quality of its produce – much of it local – and its strong regional identity, writes Emma French

Jorgen Vig Knudstorp talks to Melanie Stern about his first year as CEO of the Danish family business and toy giant Lego, how he led the company out of a period of financial risk and his mandate to fix the national treasure

Foresight and vision have made the Votorantim Group one of the most powerful corporations in Brazil. Joachim Schwass charts the history of the family behind the business and examines the management structures that have helped it to succeed

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