Navigate the complexities of leadership transitions.
The transition from one CEO to the next is a crucial milestone in a company’s evolution and the chief priority of its board of directors. Done right, the succession will maintain the confidence of investors, customers and employees. Done wrong, it will sacrifice shareholder value, introduce unnecessary risk, and damage brands and reputations.
Kilberry prepares boards and companies for this transition through our dedicated CEO succession services. We develop a deep understanding of your business, leadership needs, and culture in order to build an airtight succession plan, then advise on which internal or external candidates most closely fit the bill. We create targeted development experiences to ensure top candidates are ready.
Throughout the process, we provide critical advice to the board to address the host of psychosocial and other complexities of the process. The result is a seamless transition for you and your stakeholders.
Help the board manage the CEO succession process. Create alignment and momentum.
Accelerate integration of a new CEO when the time is right, and help avoid landmines, pitfalls and risk.
Reduce the risk of existing talent loss.
Provide an objective perspective in the process, bringing good governance and good insight.
CEO Succession Services
Our team of doctoral-level Management Psychologists are uniquely experienced in all aspects of the succession process and ready to advise your board. This is what we do. We are deeply skilled in managing the subtle but important psychological, social, and political factors that derail the best efforts of the board.
Our CEO Blueprint process generates critical board alignment, such that everyone understands and buys into the necessary leadership requirements of the next CEO. Using a common vocabulary around what is needed next, Kilberry assesses candidates for succession viability. Our executive assessments are both evaluative and developmental for candidates. The resulting feedback is deeply insightful about candidates not just in who they are, but how they will lead.
Importantly, we are unconflicted and provide objectivity from any internal or recruiter bias. The focus then shifts to preparing top candidates for when the keys are handed over. Kilberry provides wise and experienced insights to ensure you make the right choice and execute it flawlessly.
RESEARCH & INSIGHTS
As doctoral-level Management Psychologists, we have a point of view. Sharing our knowledge, ideas, and research enables us to shape the future of leadership and business.
Drs. Navio Kwok, Katherine Alexander, Richard Davis
29 September 2022
Five signs of bad succession planning
Drs. Navio Kwok, Richard Davis
16 December 2021
When CEOs step down but remain as board chair, what’s the forecast for incoming CEOs?
Dr. Rebecca Slan Jerusalim
9 December 2022