Transition Fluidity


“Knowledge and skills in a highly-specialized area can only be passed on by one generation to the next by working together on projects. (Mary Jane Augustine, Boomer, law firm partner) 

The founder of the organization resisted letting go, passing power to a successor, and accepting a new role. In their homework for a retreat, I had him and a few of the most senior partners write about and begin to design their desired legacy so that their contributions would be made clear and they had something to look forward to in their new roles. Through a planned process, the transitions came to pass—peacefully—and several years later the founder is in altered but highly respected roles.

Phyllis Weiss Haserot

Phyllis Weiss Haserot, president of Practice Development Counsel, helps organizations and individuals solve inter-generational challenges among work colleagues and with clients to achieve better productivity and knowledge transfer, retention, succession planning and business development results. Connect with her through emailtwitter, or LinkedIn