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Transitions at the Top: What Organizations Must Do to Make Sure New Leaders Succeed by David L. Dotlich, Dan Ciampa

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INTRODUCTION

This is a book about transitions at the top of organizations. Like other books on this topic, it offers an answer to why the success rate is so low of those who have been hired or promoted into senior leadership positions and suggests ways to increase the probability of success. But, unlike others that have been published, this book deals with an aspect of transitions at the top that has been ignored. This will be, as far as we know, the first book to focus attention exclusively on the role of the organization and all of the key people involved with senior leader transitions, including the various individuals involved, systems, and processes. It delves deeply into what directors, the CEO, the head of human resources, and the other ...

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