Strategic Executive Succession offers a comprehensive approach to achieving the best for your company, your customers, and your future. Based on two decades of experience working with companies from start-ups to the Fortune 50, Dr. Steven Salmi provides a powerful approach to executive succession. No matter the industry or company size, exiting leaders express a strong desire for a sense of history and legacy. They want answers to questions like:
∙ What did I do with this organization on my watch?
∙ What will be left after I leave?
∙ How will people remember me?
∙ Where will I go from here?
Good leaders feel the weight of every decision. They want to look back on their work and say, “I did well with the time I had.” That value only intensifies when it comes time to exit. This book is for leaders who care about leaving well—those who believe that how they exit matters not just for themselves but for their organization and the customers they serve.
The comprehensive Succession Readiness described in this book helps you add value even as you leave: How did you prepare the organization? Was it ready? Did it live on and prosper? And how will you thrive in this new chapter of your life?
If these questions are on your mind, then this book should be in your hand.
Dr. Steven Salmi brings clients a depth of talent insight rooted in more than 25 years of accumulated knowledge helping businesses achieve results. As a trusted advisor, Steve helps clients navigate critical business decisions around high-stakes hiring. He coaches leaders to peak performance, resolves organizational conflict, and positions the organization for the future with sound succession planning.
Steve has consulted to organizations from growth-oriented startups to Fortune 50 companies, working closely with leaders to identify, develop, and retain the talent needed to win in this economy. He is a trusted advisor to a wide range of industries, with concentrations in manufacturing, health, retail, education, and professional service firms. His expertise extends across technical, sales, and leadership positions.
Steve earned his MA and PhD in Psychology from The Ohio State University.
“This is a GREAT book, and a vital read for every CEO who wants to optimize a company sale for clients, employees, and themselves.”—Sharon Bloodworth – CEO, White Oaks Wealth Advisors
“Steve’s executive transition model, Maximum Momentum, is simple, thoughtful, actionable, and adaptable to any company transition. Following this systemic approach will help you maximize your company’s value and drive a successful transition for your company, customers, and self!” —Chuck Weum – President, J&B Group
“This book will help you solve real and current business issues, including how to transition leaders of acquired companies who haven't planned their exit, and how to work with retiring business unit leaders who need to transfer customer relationships. It’s both wise and practical.” —Michel Michno – COO, Harris Companies
“This is an excellent, easy-to-read guide I will refer to over and over as my team and I aspire to be one of the great companies in our industry.” —James J. McIntyre – President & CEO, The Greenheck Group
“As a business owner currently transitioning out of my company, I wholeheartedly recommend this book. I only wish I had this guide BEFORE starting to transition—it would have saved time, trepidation, and heartache. Dr. Salmi has captured his deep experience in a way that will help transitioning owners optimize their journey, as well as the next chapter of their life.” —Myron J. Moser – Chairman & CEO, Hartfiel Automation