succession planning

Succession Planning – Why Am I Not in It?

Succession Planning – Why Am I Not in It?

Oh, that dreaded career discussion when the manager needs to be honest with a team member that they are not a candidate for promotion into a leadership role in the succession plan. Many leaders struggle with the challenge of how…

Succession Planning Does Not Mean a Promise

Succession Planning Does Not Mean a Promise

When we identify our high potential leaders, does that mean we guarantee the promotions for them? Over half of organizations that are surveyed indicate that they are not adequately prepared with succession plans in place for their leadership teams. One…

Succession Planning – Does the High-Potential Aspire?

Succession Planning – Does the High-Potential Aspire?

My last blog described the early steps in identifying a high-potential leader. Does this mean that those individuals will definitely move into leadership roles someday? One of the reasons organizations do not do well with succession planning is that they…

Succession Planning – How to Identify a High-Potential Leader

Succession Planning – How to Identify a High-Potential Leader

Recently I have run across articles and surveys indicating a surprisingly low percentage of companies that have succession planning processes in place. A big question among those organizations is how to identify high-potential leaders, and what “high-potential” means. First step…