The water we swim in - influencing the culture of your family office
The International Family Offices Journal
Vol. 6 - Iss. 1 pp. 31–33
An intriguing piece by Jill Barber and Greg McCann, "The water we swim in - influencing the culture of your family office". They begin with a focus on the anticipated need for skilled family office leaders, a need that appears to be greater than the supply of leaders in the family office environment. To change a culture and promote the needed training, they offer a set of challenges. First the potential leaders need to have a capacity in four areas: self-awareness, empathy, framing and innovation. Next they need to be agile, meaning that they need to understand which method is the most appropriate at the time. They argue that "If you intentionally build capacity and agility into your culture, you will create leaders at every level of the organisation."