Strategies for Keeping Your Family Connected

Strategies for Keeping Your Family Connected

 

In her second interview with Familybusiness.org, Mitzi Perdue shares strategies from her book entitled How to Keep Your Family Connected. This workbook, which complements her book How to Make Your Family Business Last, has templates and instructions for activities that reinforce family unity and minimize family business conflict. 

Perdue is the widow of Frank Perdue and the daughter of Ernest Henderson Sr., a founder of the Sheraton Hotels empire. She also runs a consultancy devoted to family business success. Her workbook was inspired by her father's tradition of regularly sharing stories and lessons with his children; and by her own experience creating a newsletter that shared her husband's wisdom with the rest of the Perdue family. The downloadable template (above), from Perdue's workbook, shows how to think through and create a family newsletter.

In this interview with familybusiness.org Editor Kimberly Eddleston, Perdue discusses strategies based on her workbook for helping older generations share their wisdom and experiences with younger ones and strengthen commitment to the family and the business.

 


Kimberly Eddleston
Kimberly Eddleston
Schulze Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship / D'Amore-McKim School of Business / Northeastern University
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DOI: 10.32617/723-61ddcd017362d
Eddleston, Kimberly. "Strategies for Keeping Your Family Connected." FamilyBusiness.org. 11 Jan. 2022. Web 24 Jun. 2024 <https://familybusiness.org/content/strategies-for-keeping-your-family-connected>.
Eddleston, K. (2022, January 11). Strategies for keeping your family connected. FamilyBusiness.org. Retrieved June 24, 2024, from https://familybusiness.org/content/strategies-for-keeping-your-family-connected