Graduate School of Business
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Leadership Transition, Individual Contributor Mindset, People Leader Mindset, Leadership Development Programs, Career Transition
Business | Leadership Studies
Starks, Michael Lance, "Leadership Transitions: A Study of the Failure Rate of Career Progression Due to Individual Contributor versus People Leadership Mindsets in Post-Recessionary Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia" (2019). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2203.
Despite the efforts of many leadership development programs, more than 80 percent of new leaders transitioning into the first role as a leader fail to make a successful transition (Korn Ferry Leadership Principles, 2018). This paper studied a leader’s failure to shift his or her thinking and behaviors from an individual contributor mindset to a people leader mindset. This research is suggesting that organizations adopt two tools to improve leadership transition effectiveness: Leadership Transition Readiness Assessment, and Start, Stop, Change, and Transition questionnaire.