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