Standing in the Fire: The Do’s and Don’ts of Family Business Succession, Conflict, and Governance
Long-term success in a family firm is not determined by one or two things but rather an entire structure that promotes common goals and disciplined professional management with proper attention to family issues. Standing in the Fire is an overview and discussion of the issues and challenges that confront all family firms. How each business-owning family addresses these challenges will either draw the family closer together or drag them apart.
James Olan Hutcheson
James Olan Hutcheson is the Founder of ReGENERATION. Jim has more than 40 years of “hands-on” family business management and family business consulting experience.
Jim began his professional career with Olan Mills, Inc. in 1976 as a part-time telemarketer and resigned his position as President and CEO of Olan Mills Studios in 1995 to establish ReGENERATION. During his 20 year career with Olan Mills, he developed and led the organization to over 15,000 employees and more than 1,000 locations. During his leadership tenure, the company grew at an annual rate exceeding 27%.
In addition to degrees in Psychology, Sociology, and an MBA, Jim has received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws. Jim has been awarded Fellow status in FFI and has been awarded the Richard Beckhard Practice Award. Jim has served on the board, as a director, to more than 30 enterprises and as an interim CEO of four family firms.
Jim is the author of two category best-selling books, Portraits of Success: 9 Keys To Sustaining Value In Any Business and The Family Business Road Map To Peace Of Mind.
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