Dr. Dennis T. Jaffe

Dr. Dennis T. Jaffe, a San Francisco-based advisor to families about family business, governance, wealth and philanthropy, recently completed the working papers "Releasing the Potential of the Rising Generation, and Good Fortune: Building a Hundred Year Family Enterprise," published by Wise Counsel Research, based on his current research with global multi-generational family enterprises.

He is author or co-author of "Cross Cultures: How Global Families Negotiate Change Across Generations"; "Stewardship in your Family Enterprise: Developing Responsible Family Leadership Across Generations," and "Working With the Ones You Love," as well as management books "Rekindling Commitment", "Getting Your Organization to Change and Take this Work and Love It," and more than a hundred management and psychology articles. In 2005 he received the Beckhard Award for service to the field from the Family Firm Institute. He has a B.A. degree in Philosophy, M.A. in Management, and Ph.D. in sociology, all from Yale University, is a licensed psychologist, and is professor emeritus of organizational systems and psychology at Saybrook University in San Francisco.

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