Successfully handing off the leadership baton to the next leader is essential to give our organization the best opportunity to thrive after our time of service. A smooth handoff requires meticulous planning and forethought. Yet most leaders put off even thinking about leadership transition until they are faced with a situation where they have no choice but to make a change. In Passing the Leadership Baton, Tom Mullins provides compassionate insight and a wealth of practical advice for leading through transition, including tips on: determining the best timing for transition preparing yourself, as a leader, for passing the baton creating an atmosphere receptive to change selecting and preparing your successor for success handing off the baton well and moving forward into the next season handling crisis-driven transitions resulting from an unexpected death or moral failure Creating a seamless succession can be a challenge, but done successfully, it may very well be one of the greatest rewards you'll experience as a leader. In Passing the Leadership Baton, my friend Tom Mullins tackles the often-overlooked topic of leadership transition. Having seen the success of his own transition firsthand, I can tell you, you'll gain valuable insight from Tom's experience. Every pastor needs to plan for expected and unexpected transition. This book is a great place to start. ROBERT MORRIS Founding Senior Pastor, Gateway Church, and bestselling author of The Blessed Life, The Blessed Church, From Dream to Destiny, and The God I Never Knew We all need to plan for leadership transitions in our churches. Coach [Mullins's] wisdom and experience in making a successful transition with Todd is going to help you make winning transitions with your team too. CHRIS HODGES Senior Pastor, Church of the Highlands Since there is no success without a successor, leadership transition is one of the most important topics of our times for churches and Christian organizations. Tom Mullins shows us how to prepare and execute transition strategies that work in Passing the Leadership Baton. This outstanding book will benefit and influence churches and their leaders for generations to come. JACK GRAHAM Senior Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church
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