Peter has authored a number of books for family businesses, some of which have been translated into several languages.


Family Enterprises - The Essentials

Published by Profile Books 2007, revised and updated 2015

Published in Polish in 2017


Indian Family Business Mantras

Indian Family Business Mantras is a wonderful guidebook on how to overcome classic challenges and achieve success in family business.


Family Businesses - The Essentials

Published by Profile Books, 2007

Drawing on extensive international experience, Family Businesses: The Essentials explains the pitfalls and particularly the tensions and competing demands that destroy too many family businesses. These problems can be avoided and managed, and this book reveals the techniques and strategies needed to do so.

“Peter Leach’s style is rich in observation, insight and example. This is a great read - comprehensive and authoritative, yet entirely fresh and forward-looking in its outlook.”

Professor Nigel Nicholson, London Business School

“An essential and accessible source for enquiring family business owners, managers and other stakeholders.”

Alex Scott, Chairman, Institute for Family Business


Guide to Family Business - Ukraine

Published in the Ukraine by Balance Business Books, 2005


Across the Generations

Insights from 100-year-old Family Businesses

Published by BDO Stoy Hayward, 2004


Guide to the Family Business - Canadian edition

​Published by Carswell, 2000

Guide to the Family Business - Third Edition

Guide to the Family Business

Third revised edition

Published by Kogan Page Ltd, 1999


Handboek Van Het Familiebedrijf

Published in The Netherlands by Walgemoed Accountants & Adviseurs, 1993


Guia da Empresa Familiar

Published in Brazil by Xenon


La Empresa Familiar

​Published in Spain by Ganica, 1993


The Family Business in Ireland

Published by Blackwater Press, 1993


Guide to The Family Business - Third Edition

Published by Kogan Page Ltd, 1991