Transition Tips

Leadership Styles to Promote Psychological Safety leadership transition Feb 01, 2023

- By Sophie Pinkoski

As we begin to rebuild our 2023 workforce, it’s becoming clear that the traditional leadership styles we’re used to need to be improved. The authoritative approach certainly does...

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Empathy Starts With You leadership transition Jan 25, 2023

- By Sophie Pinkoski

As we lead into 2023, it’s clear the past few years of unprecedented disruption has shifted the leadership qualities we value most. At the top of the list is empathy for individuals’ unique...

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New Year, New Team Enagagement leadership transition Jan 12, 2023

- By Sophie Pinkoski

 In the past few years, the pandemic has made us rethink our priorities in terms of what is worth our time and energy.

Many people have discovered they are no longer receiving the same...

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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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