Executive Transition Management

Powerful opportunities for change

The departure of an executive can be a traumatic experience for an organization, particularly if the leader is a founding executive.

The executive’s decision to leave kicks off a period of organizational transition. This time can be a powerful opportunity to strengthen the organization. Executive transitions are transformational. Poorly managed, they often bring on a crisis, leading to decreased effectiveness and sometimes organizational failure.

We design executive transition plans to allow organizations to take advantage of the opportunities for change.

Executive transition management is a combination of executive search, succession planning, and organizational development. We design executive transition plans to allow organizations to prepare for the change in leadership and to take advantage of the opportunities for change.

We help organizations prepare for leadership succession, months or even years before the actual transition takes place. When the time comes, we conduct the search to find the successor. We assist boards with clarification of roles and help them refresh the strategic plan in light of the executive transition. The plan will include a profile of the competencies needed in the new executive and a strategy to ensure that the organization continues to fulfill its mission during the search process.