How to Build a Team of Owners in Your Family Enterprise

Professor John A. Davis
Founder and Chairman, Cambridge Family Enterprise Group; Senior Lecturer and Faculty Director, Family Enterprise Programs, MIT Sloan School of Management
This webinar originally took place on June 18, 2024 with MIT Management Executive Education

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MIT Sloan faculty John Davis and Deborah Ancona discuss why building an owners team is crucial, and what makes an owners team strong and effective.

Given the critical role and contribution of owners in the long-term success of a family enterprise, it is important that the owners remain a strong, unified, and capable team. This requires deliberate effort, especially over time and across generations as the ownership group grows larger and more diverse and complex. MIT Sloan faculty John Davis and Deborah Ancona will discuss why building an owners team is crucial, and what makes an owners team strong and effective.

Equip your family enterprise with the tools and knowledge to cultivate a united and resilient owners team for lasting success. Learn more from Davis and Ancona during their course: Future Family Enterprise: Sustaining Multigenerational Success Future Family Enterprise: Sustaining Multigenerational Success.

Key takeaways:

  • Why capable owners—especially active owners—are a key advantage for family businesses
  • The qualities of a strong ownership team and how they are developed
  • The challenges and practices of building a cross-generational team of owners in your family enterprise
John Davis, CFEG
Founder and Chairman, Cambridge Family Enterprise Group; Senior Lecturer and Faculty Director, Family Enterprise Programs, MIT Sloan School of Management

John A. Davis is a globally recognized pioneer and authority on family enterprise, family wealth, and the family office. He is a researcher, educator, author, architect of the field’s most impactful conceptual frameworks, and advisor to leading families around the world. He leads the family enterprise programs at MIT Sloan. To follow his writing and speaking, visit johndavis.com and twitter @ProfJohnDavis.