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Entrepreneurs and Managers: A Family Portrait

Entrepreneurs and Managers: Family dynamics, language and modes of affective dialogue

Based on years of experience in consultation and career development with rs (i.e. owners and managers of enterprises, the authors depict a psychological portrait of the typical entrepreneur, versus the typical manager, along with their "passion quests" and distinct relations to the business

A central tool used to enrich both the counseling of and the dialogue between entrepreneurs and managers is the understanding of their family dynamics. It is suggested that each comes from a different family dynamic with different energiesand motivations.  Entrepreneurs were often raised in relatively chaotic families in which the child was hardly seen by his parents.  Their fathers were often absent either physically or psychologically whereas their mothers were often passionate and powerful dreamers, mostly of unfulfilled dreams.  Managers were usually raised by attentive parents, who had high expectations of their children and, consequently, criticized them often. Their mothers were mostly well functioning women. While entrepreneurs typically ask "why" and strive to leave a legacy, managers strive to be effective and to do a good job

Recommendations are made as to the nature of dialogue that may promote the consultation process with entrepreneurs and with manage