Leading Family Business Expert and Change Management Specialist
Quentin J. Fleming is a management consultant and a leading family business expert who helps companies become more profitable. He is also an adjunct professor of managerial decision-making and strategic planning at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.
With two decades of consulting experience, Quentin has worked with a wide variety of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small entrepreneurial firms. His extensive experience lead him to discover "The Seven Deadly Sins" and other new insights, revealed for the first time in the book Keep the Family Baggage Out of the Family Business. Quentin breaks new ground by identifying the Seven Deadly Sins that are invariably responsible for a family business’s demise. No other book on this subject has achieved praise from such prominent experts.
Quentin is a sought-after expert, speaking at Industry and Trade Shows, Conferences, and Professional Associations. As a media resource, he is frequently quoted in newspapers, magazines, as a featured guest on National Public Radio, and has been a columnist for myBUSINESS Magazine.
Areas of Expertise: Small Business,Best Practices, Change Management, Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Innovation and Creativity
Keep the Family Baggage Out of the Family Business
Family businesses epitomize the best of the American Dream, but all too often the family business becomes the family flop – destroying all finances and relationships in its path. Generational conflicts, torn loyalties, succession quandaries, differing opinions and personal spats prevent the success and happiness that should be achieved.
The Seven Deadly Sins
Quentin breaks new ground by identifying the Seven Deadly Sins that are invariably responsible for a family business’s demise. By offering clear diagnoses and long-term solutions rather than Band-Aid fixes, the book’s strategies for success are practical, accessible and relevant to family enterprises of all shapes and sizes.
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"Speaking from personal experience, such practical, humorous and insightful wisdom should be required reading for ambitious family businesses."
- Dr. Stephen R. Covey | Author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
"Will soon become the Bible of family businesses."
- Warren Bennis, Ph.D. | Distinguished Professor, Marshall School of Business at USC, and Author of Organizing Genius
"As a family patriarch with 60 years of experience running a family business, my reaction to Quentin Fleming’s wisdom herein is a hearty ‘amen’! Most of that wisdom I have slowly and often painfully acquired via the school of experience. If only I could have had it all when I started!"
- William K. Coors | Chairman & President, Adolph Coors Company
"This is a valuable book for anyone engaged in any aspect of a family firm. Both for the book’s insights and the thoughts inspired by the many valuable observations, this book will help all generations deal with the joys and sorrows of the family business."
- Brooks Firestone | Firestone Tire & Rubber Company / The Firestone Vineyard