Angela Sinickas is a widely-published author. She has written a university textbook, book chapters, white papers, and regular columns for Melcrum's Strategic Communication Management, Best Practice Measurement, and Total Communications Measurement, as well as IABC's Communication World and many others.

Smoothing the path for your new CEO

Successful CEO transitions often begin with a period of active listening to all stakeholders, especially when the new leader comes from another industry. Embedding more formal research processes into the CEO’s decision-making approach further enhances the chances that he or she will make effective decisions — and be able to convince others to follow the path they lay out.