Many business sages proclaim that there is only room for one person at the top. Yet, many family businesses have experimented with various forms of team leadership, sometimes with impressive results: in the US, the husband-wife co-CEOs Herbert and Marion Sandler successfully run World Savings; brothers and co-CEOs Tim and Richard Smucker have helped The JM Smucker Company reach the century mark; and the department store Nordstrom is presently being led by three brothers and a brother-in-law.

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