Transition Tips

Navigating Awkwardness At In Person Meetings leadership transition Sep 13, 2022

- By Sophie Pinkoski

As the world continues to live with the ongoing pandemic many people have started to return to in person meetings again. 

While the ability to meet in person again is a...

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How Outgoing University Presidents Support the Transition Process leadership transition Aug 24, 2022

- By Sophie Pinkoski

University presidents come into their roles knowing their time as a leader will one day come to an end.

Being restricted to a defined term in office means they have the opportunity to prepare...

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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

- By Sophie Pinkoski

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...

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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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