Advice & Counsel - Transitions: For In-Place Leaders

Seeking to Extend a Successful Run

Usually, a good leader of a successful organization is first to recognize the need for it to change. She must ensure senior managers come to the same level of creative dissatisfaction with the current state of things and that a critical mass of people change tried & true habits that have worked for them. Perhaps the structure must be changed, processes redesigned, or people replaced if unable to step up to meet new expectations. It is hard work under normal conditions, but gets even more complicated when she is in the early stages of planning a hand off. She must balance the requirement of doing what is best for the current needs of the business with those of what's best for the successor.

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