Reading Resources

Executive Transition: Articles, Studies and Books

  • The Leadership In Leaving, Building Movement Project
  • Daring to Lead, CompassPoint and the Meyer Foundation
  • Encore Career Choices: Purpose, Passion and a Paycheck in a Tough Economy, MetLife Foundation/Civic Ventures Report
  • Founder Transitions: Creating Good Endings and New Beginnings, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Interim Executive Directors: The Power in the Middle, CompassPoint
  • Founders and Other Gods, by Deb Linnell, Nonprofit Quarterly
  • Tips on Navigating the New Midlife Stage, by Kerry Hannon, USA Today

Transition to Retirement: Books, Audio Clips, and Articles

  • New Roles, Few Rules: Planning for Purpose Beyond Position, Building Movement Project
  • What’s Next? Baby Boom-Age Leaders in Social Change Nonprofits, Building Movement Project
  • The New Life Cycle of Work – Long Term Nonprofit Leaders Prepare for Their Futures, Building Movement Project
  • The Next Stage: Leaving Long Term Leadership, Building Movement Project
  • Transitions – Making Sense of Life’s Changes, William Bridges
  • Falling Upward – A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, Richard Rohr
  • The Third Chapter – Passion, Risk and Adventure in the 25 Years After 50, 
Sara Lawrence Lightfoot
  • Inside E Street (AARP/PBS) is a nonpartisan program focused specifically on policies and issues affecting those 50-plus. Visit AARP.ORG
  • Working Past Retirement Age, Meaningfully, a 30-min. audio clip on Talk of the Nation (NPR)
  • Too Young to Be Old, by Mary Beth Franklin, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
  • Fears and Opportunities on the Road to Retirement, by Alina Tugend, The New York Times
  • Composing a Further Life – The Age of Active Wisdom, Catherine Bateson
  • Primetime – How Baby Boomers will Revolutionize Retirement and Transform America, 
Mark Freedman
  • No! I Don’t Want to Join a Book Club: Diary of a Sixtieth Year, Virginia Ironside
  • Mindsight – The New Science of Personal Transformation, Dan Siegel
  • Counter Clockwise – Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility, Ellen Sanger
  • Leading from the Emerging Future – From Ego-Systems to Eco-System Economies, Otto Scharmer, Katrin Kaeufer
  • The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife, Marc Freedman
  • RetireGuide. For general retirement guide, Click Here
  • RetireGuide-Medicare. For Medicare retirement guide, Click Here