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Dr. Craig E. Aronoff

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Chairman

Local Address: Marietta, Georgia, United States
The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc.
2835 N. Sheffield Ave Suite 237
Chicago , Illinois 60657
United States

Company Description: We help your family gather information, choose the avenues that will work best, plan a course of action, and implement your chosen strategy. Because we realize that...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Ph.D.
  • Doctorate
    University of Texas at Austin
  • bachelor's degree
    Northwestern University
  • Masters
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Masters certification
    American College of Corporate Directors
190 Total References
Web References
Dr. Craig Aronoff - Georgia Oak Partners
www.georgiaoakpartners.com, 25 Jan 2015 [cached]
Dr. Craig Aronoff
Director
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Co-founder and principal of The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc., Craig Aronoff is a leading consultant, speaker, writer, and educator in the family business field.
As the founder of the Cox Family Enterprise Center and current professor emeritus at Kennesaw State University in Marietta, GA, Aronoff invented and implemented the membership-based, professional-service-provider sponsored Family Business Forum, which has served as a model of family business education for some 150 universities world-wide. Until his retirement in January 2005, he held the Dinos Eminent Scholar Distinguished Chair of Private Enterprise and was a professor of management in Kennesaw State's Coles College of Business.
As a consultant, Aronoff has worked with hundreds of family companies in the U.S. and abroad on issues including generational transitions, developing business and family governance processes and structures; finding and articulating family missions and value,; facilitating decision making and conflict resolution, managerial development, family compensation and dividend policies; family meetings, and more. As an inspiring, informative and entertaining speaker on a variety of family business topics, he speaks regularly to trade and professional groups and has lectured at over 100 universities.
With co-author John L. Ward, Aronoff is perhaps the most prolific writer in the family business field.
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Listed in Who's Who and widely acknowledged for his work in the area of family business, Aronoff has received, among other honors: the Family Firm Institute's Beckhard Award for Outstanding Contributions to Family Business Practice, The Freedom Foundation's Leavey Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education, and the National Federation of Independent Business Foundation's Outstanding Educator Award. The Aronoff Professorship of Family Business at Kennesaw State University was named in his honor.
His present and past activities in civic and community organizations include: president of the Family Firm Institute (1992-94), president of the Marietta Kiwanis, vice chairman of the Cobb (County, GA) Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the Cobb Transit Advisory Board, member of the Marietta Planning Commission; and president of the Association of Private Enterprise Education.
Aronoff grew up in a family business. He received his bachelor's degree from Northwestern University, his Masters from the University of Pennsylvania, and his Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin. The parents of three grown children, Craig and his wife Jane live in Marietta, Georgia.
"Successful family businesses, if they ...
aquamagazine.com, 22 Jan 2015 [cached]
"Successful family businesses, if they are going to grow, will depend on their ability to attract and retain non-family employees," says Craig Aronoff, Chairman of The Family Business Consulting Group, Chicago (thefbcg.com/aronoff).
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"Just blindly assuming that a family member will be the best candidates for a managerial position is a bad idea," says Aronoff.
There is certainly a temptation to set family members into high positions without sufficient preparation, since they are known quantities. "Family members have a great built in advantage," says Aronoff.
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"It's good for neither the family member nor the non-family employees when there is such special treatment," says Aronoff. "It fails to encourage the best performance from family members, who know they will get good jobs no matter what their performance. And it demoralizes the non-family personnel who might otherwise compete for the positions."
The problem gets more severe as the years pass and the second and third generation of the family begin to have a finger in the business, says Aronoff.
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"You have to be straight and honest with folks and let them know what their possibilities are," says Aronoff. "If it's been decided up front that family members will lead the business, then that should be known by everyone. You should not send the wrong message by implying there is no limit to where non-family people can go when there is, in fact, a limit."
Certainly, if there is a perception that there is a glass ceiling beyond which non-family employees can't go, says Aronoff, then there will be a limit to the enthusiasms of non-family employees. In such a case, he says, the best of such workers might be offered good remunerative positions even if they are not given top management jobs.
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"I have seen two attitudes on the part of non-family employees at family businesses," says Aronoff.
Ethics Today, Charity Motorcycle Rally Kick-off AAMGA Annual Meeting in Orlando
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It will feature a presentation on "Transitioning the Family Business for Success Across Generations: The Family Challenge," with Craig E. Aronoff, Ph.D., principal of the Family Business Consulting Group.
Two Sunday afternoon sessions begin at 1 p.m. Course three will be "Risk Management Plan," with Mike Jones, president of Mike Jones & Assoc.; and a concurrent session will be on "Family Business Strategic Planning, in which Aronoff will discuss "Transitioning the Family Business for Success Across Generations: Ownership and Financial Challenges."
Our People - Georgia Oak Partners
www.georgiaoakpartners.com, 25 Jan 2015 [cached]
Dr. Craig Aronoff Director
FBCG ::::U.S. Associates - Craig E. Aronoff, Ph.D.:::
www.familybusinessadvisor.com, 29 Dec 2008 [cached]
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Craig E. Aronoff, Ph.D.
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Co-founder and principal of The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc., Craig Aronoff is a leading consultant, speaker, writer, and educator in the family business field.
As the founder of the Cox Family Enterprise Center and current professor emeritus at Kennesaw State University in Marietta, GA, Aronoff invented and implemented the membership-based, professional-service-provider sponsored Family Business Forum, which has served as a model of family business education for some 150 universities world-wide.Until his retirement in January 2005, he held the Dinos Eminent Scholar Distinguished Chair of Private Enterprise and was a professor of management in Kennesaw State's Coles College of Business.
As a consultant, Aronoff has worked with hundreds of family companies in the U.S. and abroad on issues including generational transitions; developing business and family governance processes and structures; finding and articulating family missions and values; facilitating decision making and conflict resolution; managerial development; family compensation and dividend policies; family meetings; and more.As an inspiring, informative and entertaining speaker on a variety of family business topics, he speaks regularly to trade and professional groups and has lectured at over 100 universities.
With co-author John L. Ward, Aronoff is perhaps the most prolific writer in the family business field.
...
Listed in Who's Who and widely acknowledged for his work in the area of family business, Aronoff has received, among other honors: the Family Firm Institute's Beckhard Award for Outstanding Contributions to Family Business Practice; The Freedom Foundation's Leavey Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education; and the National Federation of Independent Business Foundation's Outstanding Educator Award.The Aronoff Professorship of Family Business at Kennesaw State University was named in his honor.
His present and past activities in civic and community organizations include: president of the Family Firm Institute (1992-94); president of the Marietta Kiwanis; vice chairman of the Cobb (County, GA) Chamber of Commerce; chairman of the Cobb Transit Advisory Board; member of the Marietta Planning Commission; and president of the Association of Private Enterprise Education.
Aronoff grew up in a family business.He received his bachelor's degree from Northwestern University, his Masters from the University of Pennsylvania, and his Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin.The parents of three grown children, Craig and his wife Jane live in Marietta, Georgia.
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