Wayne Rivers is the co-founder and President of The Family Business Institute, Inc. He has authored four books on the subject of business families the latest of which is Our Family Business Crisis and How It Make Us Stronger. Wayne has appeared on the Today Show, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, “BusinessWeek: WEEKEND” and on the Retirement Living Network.
Wayne is a Wall Street Journal Expert Panelist. He has also been quoted on the subject of family and closely held businesses by Forbes, Fortune,BusinessWeek, Entrepreneur, CFO, Family Business, The New York Times, Washington Post, and by many other trade, local, regional, and national publications.
He has written hundreds of articles for various magazines and trade publications and has produced an acclaimed blog for over 15 years. He has done workshops and lectures for North American Home Furnishings Association, Harley-Davidson, CCA Global, YPO, ACA International, Associated General Contractors of America, National Association of Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Contractors, American Council of Engineering Companies, American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Window and Door Manufacturers Association, National Funeral Directors Association, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, University of Wisconsin, University of Pittsburgh, Wake Forest University, Virginia Tech, University of Hawaii, Babson College, UNC Asheville, and many others.
Wayne has also been honored as a Fellow of the Family Firm Institute.
A productive workforce lowers costs, increases profitability and allows for innovation, and an unproductive workforce leads to less profits, demotivation and ultimately less work productivity. What leaders often fail to realize is that their leadership...read more
Family businesses struggle to make decisions as they weigh impact on both the company and the family. Watch our blog this week as Wayne talks about the different kinds of decisions, how to easily categorize them, and how to "decide how to decide" for...read more
At The Family Business Institute, we have worked with hundreds of construction companies and other family businesses helping them transform their companies and their lives. However, most of our clients have been rather large companies, and we really...read more