Natalie Michael and Brian Conlin: Your CEO Succession Playbook

Did you know that two thirds of CEO succession attempts are ultimately unsuccessful? Most companies either have no plan to deal with transition, or aren’t happy with the one they have. What makes for such drastic failures? A lack of...

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Exiting Employees: How HR can Minimize the Impact

By Erez Harel, CPHR Never is there a more daunting time in an employee’s life than when he or she is about to announce to their employer that they are leaving the company. The uncertainty of starting in a new location...

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Succession Planning: Turning the Big Ship of Culture

By Michael Timms Early last year, Deloitte release a study showing that 86 per cent of companies believe leadership development is one of their most important challenges, and yet only 10 per cent of these companies believe they have a...

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Discovering the World Beyond Succession Planning

By Murad Salman Mirza Succession planning is increasingly being viewed as an organizational imperative to ensure timely availability of qualified and competent candidates who can take up the reins of critical leadership positions upon the availability of relevant vacancies. It...

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Small Business: Have You Thought About Succession Planning?

By Ingrid Vaughan Perhaps at this point it feels like you’ll be working in your business until you’re 90, but the reality is, at some point you will need to consider what you’re going to do with the business that...

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Accelerating Leadership Development: Diagnose Before You Prescribe

By Jocelyn Bérard Read Part One of this series now. A coach’s job is not over once he or she has identified high-potential athletes for the next Olympics. In fact, most of the work is still to be done. Similarly, company...

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Accelerating Leadership Development: Identifying High-Potential Leaders

By Jocelyn Bérard The pace of baby boomers retiring from organizations has not been the expected tsunami-like mass exodus. Instead, it’s more of a slow undercurrent. Consequently, many organizations have been addressing succession management only sporadically, perhaps as an occasional...

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Creative Tactics for Succession Success

By Natalie Michael, CHRP Most organizations these days are looking for ways to develop their successors.  There are many classic actions an organizations can take, such as leadership assessments, coaching, and progressive job assignments. For those looking for something new, in...

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