Transitions: The 3 Major Career Changes of CEOs
June 14, 2017
Hosted by Pam Lassiter
Pam Lassiter, Host of the CEO Academy, interviews Todd Krasnow, Operating Partner of Highland Consumer Fund, former CEO of Zoots and founding team of Staples about “Transitions: The 3 Major Career Changes of CEOs.” Whether you’re becoming a CEO, leaving your role as a CEO or retiring, you’re faced with changing your role, identify, skill sets, and expectations for yourself, for your company, your family, and shareholders. Handling these transitions wisely, even when they’re unexpected with a termination, for example, sets up the reputation and relationships that will affect you the rest of your career. How do you improve these during transitions? Todd talks about authenticity and respect in relationships as well as “currency.” Currency is how “current” you are in your profession and industry when you are on boards, not to mention as CEO. If you’re retired, it’s essential to be in the flow of constant information and market changes as a board member to keep your company competitive.
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Pam Lassiter improves your competitive edge and success at work. Author of The New Job Security, recipient of the Wall Street Journal’s Editor’s Choice Award, she is Principal of Lassiter Consulting, a global career management firm that co-creates paths with you to the work goals that you seek.
For over 30 years, Pam has worked with senior executives through her private practice, with global coaching firms, and with Harvard Business School’s Executive Education global leaders as they move into leadership roles. Lassiter teaches “Career Leadership” at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education, leads the career series for HBS Boston Alumni, and gives keynote speeches to organizations and professional associations who know that growing their people will grow their business. Her interviews are on television and in business publications including Fast Company, Fortune, The Financial Times, Bloomberg radio, Financial News Network and CFO.
Her private clients are up-skilling their leadership competencies at their companies, are either confidentially transitioning into new companies or going through outplacement, or are planning active retirements. Her corporate clients need discreet coaching for senior leaders or outplacement and transition coaching during change.
Pam serves on multiple boards and coaches clients about strategies for including boards in your professional development.