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  Priscilla Rosenwald , July 15, 2014
Risk assessment and management is key to navigating change. In the association sector, there is considerable leadership transition among boards and executive directors, as boomers move on and the next generation comes into the lead. Organizations are often brought to crisis when a leader leaves; it doesn't have to be that way. In our book "When Leaders Leave" we discuss preparing for leadership change through a staff/board dialogue. check out:
www.transtionworks.com
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  Mike Wilson , June 03, 2014
This is a great piece Susan! I can't agree more that a proven change process needs to be followed to ensure success. Your method is great! My company VitalSmarts has a great process as well (it actually incorporates each of the areas that you describe here), based on over 20 years of research and named the change process of the year by MIT Sloan. Here is a link to the article "How to 10x Your Influence" published in MIT Sloan: http://cms.vitalsmarts.com/d/d/workspace/SpacesStore/29090998-9802-493f-a5b1-123ff7c73355/10x%20Your%20Influence%20Research%20Report.pdf?guest=true

I would enjoy discussing further.

Best regards, Mike Wilson
mwilson@vitalsmarts.com