In the feature article of this issue of Owner to Owner, we sit down with Kerry Sulkowicz, M.D., the founder of the Boswell Group, to discuss the challenges leaders face, the complexities of leadership in private and family businesses and the common qualities he has seen in the best leaders.

In addition, we speak with Michael Preston, an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School and the co-director of its Family Business Program, to hear insights and advice gleaned from teaching the next generation of family business owners for more than two decades. Finally, Wealth Planner Nicole Jackson Leslie provides an overview of key estate plan personnel for business owners and criteria to keep in mind when filling these roles.

As always, we review the overall economy, credit markets and private equity and mergers and acquisitions markets.

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