Transition Manager's Creed
© 1982, MG Taylor, Gail and Matt Taylor
Management is a specific kind of management.
is required at specific historical moments in the life of an
organization, corporation, city, country or planet.
moment is the transformation from one state of being to another.
Transition Manager facilitates the process of the transformation
by combining the vantage points of strategic planning and project
management, and forging an environment in which the creative
energies of a group of people can function for mutual and planetary
role and duties of the Transition Manager are specific; and
the ethical framework of the Transition Manager is of the highest
Transition Manager may or may not be in an apparent position
of authority or power; s/he may or may not be recognized for
the work performed--these issues are circumstantial and a matter
of practical consideration.
Transition Manager works for no agency alone, s/he pledges allegiance
to life, planet Earth, humankind, and the community within which
Transition Manager is responsible to life's quest to reach a
higher order of being, manifested in specific accomplishments.
matter what wok role or position the Transition Manager assumes,
s/he functions from sapient authority in performance of the
in transformation are in the mature phase or exist in an environment
that is in a mature phase of its life cycle. In those circumstances,
human credibility, certification and authority are based on
the assumptions of the old paradigm that is undergoing severe
Transition Manager maintains the ability to operate in two different,
and often hostile, environments; this ability is essential to
creating the bridge necessary for successful transformations.
Transition Manager must remain free from entrapment by either
the old or the new; the correct vantage point is from both and
from a healthy transition with no commitment to a predetermined
outcome in the specific.
Transition Manager's fiduciary responsibility requires that
s/he gain not undue advantage from the experience.