Succession Praise


Geoff Colvin, author of Talent is Overrated

"No one has deeper insight into high-stakes succession than Noel Tichy. This is true wisdom. Learn from the master."


Ken Blanchard, Coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Leading at a Higher Level

"Read this important book - the future of your company could depend on what you learn. Noel Tichy i snot an ivory tower professor - He's been in on the action, working alongside some of the top business leaders of our time on perhaps the most critical leadership strategy any organization can have: preparing for and implementing new leadership"


Frances R. Hesselbein, president and CEO, The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute

"Noel Tichy's Succession is a great gift needed now more than ever. At last, a guide book on CEO succession not only for business and management, but also for social sector, organizations, the military, and the world of education. His new book shines a light."


Keith Krach, CEO, DocuSign

"Tichy does a masterful job of capturing decades of experience working with CEOs on leadership development and succession around the globe"


Edward A. Snyder, Dean and William S. Beinecke Professor of Economics, Yale School of Management

"Tichy's intriguing unveilings of succession successes and snafus provide the blueprint for authenticity."


Vijay Govindarajan, Coxe Distinguished Professor at Tuck at Dartmouth

"Based on thirty years of firsthand experience working with CEOs, boards, and HR leaders around the globe, Tichy has produced practical guidelines for leaders at all levels as they face the daunting task of developing and picking leaders who will guide their organizations to success in the future."


David A. Nadler, PH.D., Nadler Advisory Services LLC

"Unlike other authors who focus only on the successful cases, Tichy takes an unflinching view at well-known succession failures and gives us an opportunity to learn from them."


Steve Kaplan, Neubauer Family Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, University of Chicago Booth

"Tichy illuminates the pitfalls in finding and developing the next leader and provides a clear, practical frameworks to getting it right"


Phil Harkins, executive chariman and founder, Linkage, Inc.

"A must read for board directors, a hot-to handbook for HR leaders navigating succession, and a road map for action for all managers aiming to get to the top."

W. Warner Burke, PH.D., Edward Lee Thorndike Professor of Psychology and Education, Columbia University

"Chock full of data, examples, and vivid stories, this book is a must read for leaders, aspiring leaders, and those responsible fore selecting and developing the next generation of leaders."


Stratford Sherman, partner, Accompli, coauthor of Control Your Destiny or Someone Else Will

"Beware: Noel Tichy's Succession may give you nightmares, especially if you are a CEO, CHRO, or board member accountable for CEO succession. If Tichy succeeds in making people more aware of the risks, opportunities, and nuances of CEO succession, this book will have performed a valuable public service"

Madeline Heilman, professor of psychology, New York University

"If managing a succession is on your horizon or if succession is simply one of your intellectual interests, this book is a page-turner."

Robert Kennedy, dean and Lawrence G. Tapp Chair in Leadership, Ivey Business School

"Succession draws on Tichy's decades of experience working with the leaders of Global 100 firms. He goes beyond simplistic recipes and checklists to introduce the reader to both successful transitions and horrifying failures. Succession planning is among the most important functions for boards and CEOs. Succession is a crash course in this critical, but too often neglected, responsibility."

Cathy Greennberg, author of Fearless Leaders: Sharpen Your Focus

"The most important question for any institution is Who will lead fearlessly? Tichy's book provides the answer through the rigorous lens of a long-term practitioner and scholar on leadership and succession. Most get succession wrong. This book will help fearless leaders get it right."