• Entrepreneurs and managers: a family portrait – family dynamics, language and modes of effective dialogue

    Orenia Yaffe-Yanai, Dov Yanai and Tamar Milo For almost three decades, we helped enterprises make placement and promotion decisions.We also provided career counseling to thousands of individuals at various career stages and in a wide range of vocational spheres. These processes are similar in that one is asked to understand the job requirements, diagnose the individual’s personality, and determine the degree of match between a cluster of job requirements and the individual make-up of skills and personality traits. ...

  • Reflections on fiscal unequals

    By James E. Hughes, Jr., Esq. Joanie Bronfman, Ph.D. Jacqueline Merrill, M.B.A. REFLECTIONS ON FISCAL UNEQUALS The term, Fiscal Unequals, in this article refers to the financial situation in which the woman in a relationship with a man has more money than the man1. Historically, this is a situation that has both rarely existed and when it has, has not led to successful relationships. ...

  • High-Tech Entrepreneurs vs. Entrepreneurs in Traditional Industries: Similarities and differences in family portraits and passion quests

      Orenya Yaffe-Yanai,  Tamar Milo  and Gilat Kaplan Ami, Israel and  Private Practice, Israel A recent study of the differences between entrepreneurs and managers of family-owned businesses (Yanai, Yanai & Milo, 2007), concluded that entrepreneurs and managers tend to come from different family environments, that they had distinct motivations and passion quests and that the consulting process for these two groups should be equally distinctive. These findings supported the notion that family dynamics reveal people’s core emotional pain, which drives their personal quests and motivation, and leads to the roads along which they develop the legacies of past generations (Yanai, Yanai & Milo, 2007). ...

  • The Family Charter: A Road Map

    Dr. Tamar Milo and Adv. Ifat Ginsburg   The decision to write a family charter is a little like deciding on a major home renovation. You've known for some time that it must be done and the rest of the family is also pressing to get it over and done with. But the project keeps getting postponed. After all, this is an undertaking that demands attention and the involvement of the entire household. It's something that doesn't happen very often, and there's no deadline. And so, exigencies keep taking precedence, and the renovation is again and again put on hold. ...