Voices in Leadership with Amy Hart Clyne & Guest Dennis Jaffe

Voices of Leadership is Pitcairn's new interview series sharing insights and perspectives on the topics, trends, and takeaways families need to know now. The series is hosted by Amy Hart Clyne, Chief Knowledge & Learning Officer and head of the Gen7 Project™, our innovative thought leadership and learning lab that empowers the world’s leading families to develop a personal understanding of their wealth. In each episode, we will bring you a conversation with one of the leading voices at the forefront of the family office industry focused on the financial and family dynamics of multi-generational wealth. 

In this episode, Amy speaks with Dr. Dennis Jaffe, an organizational consultant, clinical psychologist, and one of the leading thinkers on how multi-generational families can enhance governance and empower next-generation leadership. Dennis and Amy talk about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and how the uncertainty in today’s world plays out in wealthy families and increases the temptation for rash or reactionary decision making. 




Here’s what is discussed in the episode: 

4:00 – Lessons on how 100-year family enterprises have survived through historical event likes world wars and the Great Depression 

7:00 – Advice for family leaders during this unprecedented time  

9:36 – What family leaders should not be doing right now 

14:18 – Evolution of innovation and change over generations

16:09 – Resiliency in the family system

21:09 – Instilling an entrepreneurial mindset in the family culture

24:27 – Successful leadership development for the rising generation 

33:15 – Three conversations every family should be having 



About Pitcairn

Pitcairn is a true family office and leader in helping families navigate the challenges and opportunities created by the interplay of family and financial dynamics. Through Wealth Momentum®, an experience-based family office model, Pitcairn helps families achieve a more effective and complete experience. Since its inception, Pitcairn has partnered with some of the world’s wealthiest families to meet their needs and drive better outcomes – year to year, decade to decade, generation to generation. Today, Pitcairn is recognized as an innovator, guiding families through generational transitions and redefining the industry standard for family offices. The firm is located in Philadelphia, with offices in New York and Washington, DC and a network of resources around the world.