The Trusted Advisor

THE TRUSTED ADVISOR are our firm’s regularly published articles, featuring not only insights derived from our project work but also guest posts and interviews with leading business figures. They offer food-for-thought and practical advice on a variety of key topics in the leadership, ownership advisory, governance and strategy domains.

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The world needs entrepreneurial philanthropy

How the war in Ukraine has impacted family businesses

Digital onboarding in family businesses

Making sure your Board creates value


ESG – the three dimensions of sustainability

Next Generation Family Business Boards for a Digital Future

More is not always better

Attracting and retaining top talents

Getting succession right

Non-executive directors in times of crisis

Designated survivor?

Opportunity knocks

Fighting spirit

The survival test

The legitimate owner

New Executives need to be integrated

CEO succession: maximising success

Stumbling blocks for external executives

Agile: When the Squad is in charge

It’s all in the blend

The CEO as Social Architect

Leadership 4.0

Digital Board Members

No pain, no gain!

Only the bold will survive

How Board diversity drives company performance

The critical role played by ownership strategy

Do’s and don’ts of successful company ownership

Handing over the business to the next generation

Navigating through rough seas

Being a force for change

Adapting to adversity

Finding and binding

How the Board ensures Good Governance

The Benefit Corporation

Benefitting society as well as shareholders

Talent seeks purpose

In or Out?

Traditional values: a benchmark for start-ups?

The success factor “external manager”

A Blessing or a Curse

Navigating the Minefield

Allrounder with high social competence

The Challenge of Generational Succession

Actively Managing Succession

A little more than just gut feeling…