Based on interviews with 33 career changers who became leaders after a transition, LEADERS IN TRANSITION answers the question, “How do you become a leader after a career change?” As people make work transitions in mid-career, some will decide to become a leader. Leaders in Transition explores the challenge of making a significant transition, and guides career changers to become successful in their new work. Career transitions are a substantial change from one career path to another, such as a career military officer who becomes a schoolteacher or principal. After talking to 33 leaders about their career change, five critical factors were identified. This book shows today’s career changer how to take the important next steps to launch an influential new career and find lasting satisfaction leading others.