Key Principle of a Leader #20: Relatives shouldn’t work together

Blood is thicker than water and that is pretty certain to affect the quality of decisions. We simply don’t see or don’t want to see the flaws in those closest to us. At the same time, unequal treatment of employees and back-room decision making become problems, like it or not. 

There are exceptions that prove the rule – successful family firms where a strong paterfamilias calls the shots and everyone gets along close to the ideal.

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