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Read All About It: Succession and Retirement Planning

February 27, 2015

Have you kept up with the "Leadership in Transition" feature series on succession and retirement planning in Business Officer? This special-content focus runs through the May 2015 issue of the magazine. See what you've missed so far.

January 2015: WHEN ONE DOOR CLOSES

The day will come when you-and your institution-are ready for your retirement. Several CBOs who have made gracious exits explain how they reached the comfort zone for their departures.

December 2014: ON BALANCE: MARK COLDREN 
Associate vice president for human resources at Ithaca College, N.Y., Mark Coldren discusses the value of a more intentional approach to developing leaders internally.

November 2014: SKILL BY SKILL
A data-driven leadership study concludes that the most effective CBOs rise beyond the threshold skills of technical proficiency. Findings suggest that the emergent business officer must focus on the broader meta-competencies described in this article.

October 2014: SEASON TO TASK
Need a dash of challenge for one employee and a sprinkle of incentive for another? A formal succession plan can be a recipe for professional advancement.

September 2014: READYING YOUR REPLACEMENT
Although you can never guarantee your position to a would-be successor, take steps now to give handpicked internal candidates a fair shot at the coveted chief business officer spot-at your institution or another.