Dr. Northington's book, Managing the Family Business, covers the delicate issues of running or managing a family owned business. It helps small (and large) business solve the multifaceted problems they enounter when family members become involved in business operations. Major issues of interest include: Preserving a Marriage and Profitable Business Interests, Resolution of Sibling Controversies, and How to take the reins of the business
Marshall W. Northington, Ph.D., delayed plans to begin his career as a counseling psychologist when, in 1980, he returned to Tucson to manage his family's construction-related business. His father had died suddenly, with no clear succession plans, and his mother had little knowledge of the business. So began Dr. Northington's unexpected 14 year education in managing a family-owned business and an opportunity to apply a formal education in psychology to the challenges of working with family members. Managing the Family Business is the sum of all valuable lessons Dr. Northington learned while managing his own family business.