Transition Tips

Paving the Way For a New University President leadership transition Aug 10, 2022

- By Sophie Pinkoski

For more than a decade now, universities have anticipated multiple waves ofretirementfor theirexperienced presidents, but crises haveextended their tenureover the years.  

For instance, a...

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Big Picture Thinking When Hiring a New President leadership transition Jul 27, 2022

With many presidents leaving or retiring following deferred departures due to the pandemic, universities are facing the daunting challenge of hiring a new leader to take their institution’s helm. In...

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Preserve Your University’s Legacy By Supporting Your New President leadership transition May 05, 2022

- By Sophie Pinkoski 

In the past decade, 18 presidents of Canadian universities failed to complete their first term. With even more university presidents announcing their departure during the pandemic, it’s...

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Experiment as You Return to the Office leadership transition Apr 27, 2022

- By Sophie Pinkoski

Between the 18th and 19th centuries, the Industrial Revolution introduced the workforce to machine innovations and the traditional 9 to 5 work day. Then, the Second World War expanded opportunities for...

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Don't Lose Our New Leaders leadership transition Apr 14, 2022

- By Sophie Pinkoski

When the pandemic began, leaders worldwide scrambled to keep their organizations afloat.

Leading through an unprecedented crisis wasn’t anything that could be taught or prepared for –...

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Finding Your Joy in Retirement: It’s a Journey, Not a Destination leadership transition Apr 05, 2022

- By Sophie Pinkoski

As a new CEO, you went through a rigorous transition period to prepare you for your role. Now that you’re at the end of your tenure, shifting into retirement may not seem as involved in...

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Meet Your Needs Without the CEO Title leadership transition Mar 17, 2022

- By Sophie Pinkoski

Beneath the joy and relief that follow your first days of retirement comes a particular sense of loss. As a CEO, you’ve dedicated your life to leading an organization – an endeavor that...

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Your Next CEO is Already Here: Internal Successors leadership transition Mar 10, 2022

- By Sophie Pinkoski 

After two years of delaying transitions to accommodate the ongoing pandemic crisis, outgoing leaders are finally taking the leap and moving on. Executive outplacement firm, Challenger, Gray,...

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Preparing for Take Off: When to Stop Delaying Your Departure  leadership transition Feb 23, 2022

- By Sophie Pinkoski

In February 2020, Zip Recruiter recorded 22,072 job openings for C-Suite positions. Merely three months later, these numbers plummeted to 9,301 as the pandemic took hold. April and May 2020 saw a...

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Board and CEO Strained Relationships governance transition Feb 08, 2022

- By Jane Halford 

The pandemic has been hard on all of us and our organizations. In addition to keeping safe and surviving, the strain between CEOs and their boards is starting to show. If that’s true for your...

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Building Your Horizon in Uncertain Times leadership transition Feb 02, 2022

-By Sophie Pinkoski

How many of us could have predicted, let alone prepared for, the eventuality of a world-wide pandemic? An event like this is sometimes referred to as a black swan: so rare, it might as well be...

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It’s a Puzzle, Not a Problem leadership transition Jan 25, 2022

- By Sophie Pinkoski

Back in 2020, the world experienced a shift in innovative thinking. Without any warning, we were thrust into a global crisis that required us all to think on our feet to keep each other safe and...

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