Benefit to Organizations

Benefit to Organizations

The manner in which a seasoned executive is separated from the organization has great reputational risk. A well-thought out communication plan about how the event will be explained to the executive, the family, staff and outside stakeholders can have lasting impact.

It is so troubling to us at Shields Meneley to observe how often companies mishandle this process because we know that the exiting executive and the organization deserve so much better.

So, while we’re committed to the successful transition of the exiting seasoned executive, we’re also mindful of how we can assist the organization.

How do we improve the nature of the transition? In a word: Communication.

Not only is intimate communication with the executive and the family important in the early stages, we also evaluate the organization’s exit statement ahead of time to ensure that it is fairly worded and that it reflects their core values. The organization needs to appoint a single spokesperson, so that the message about the executive’s contribution to the company is consistent and constructive.

In our view, bringing us in to help you draft the transition statement indicates the company’s respect for the individual. It also shows other executives in the organization that the executive is being treated humanely and fairly, and increases their confidence in how they might be treated under similar circumstances.

There’s one more reason why it just makes good business sense for an organization to invest in an engagement with Shields Meneley: It’s a small world. The seasoned executive that is separating from the company today could become your future customer, supplier, boss, or owner.

Shields Meneley can show you how to turn a tough conversation into a solid opportunity that communicates a whole lot about the class and standards of the organization you’ve helped to build.

What Our Clients Say:

“I lost out on a search for a significant CEO position. Gail Meneley asked, ‘Shouldn’t we find out why?” That was my first taste of the “straight talk” model at the heart of Shields Meneley Partners.”


— CEO of a $12 Billion Global Company