Many of the examples used throughout this book were inspired by conversations I’ve had with leaders in transition. One outstanding leader in particular, Mark Clouse, offered a wealth of insight into the challenges of international transitions, and the chapter on that challenge draws on our many discussions. Other executives whose experiences contributed substantially to this work include Oray Boston, Harald Emberger, Barbara Schwartz, Rick Searer, Doug Soo Hoo, and Bas van Buijtenen. Many thanks to them for sharing their thoughts and recommendations for improving the manuscript.

I refined the ideas about types of transitions through my participation in IMD’s Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP) program and in discussions with ...

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