CEO TalkBack: Culture and CEO Succession: Opening the Can of Worms

By Natalie Michael, CPHR Earlier this year, I co-authored with Brian Conlin a book called Your CEO Succession Playbook: How to Pass the Torch So Everyone Wins, for which we interviewed 32 CEOS who went through a successful CEO transition,...

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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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Apprenticeship Programs Fuel Employee Experience: Much to Learn From “Made in the Trade”

By Amelia Chan, CPHR Talent management is a long term commitment which requires executive support, strategic thinking—and an HR mindset. While leaders conceptually realize talent management drives business results, it is challenging to implement within an organization because of many moving...

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Succession Transitions: The Politics of Letting Go

By Natalie Michael During a succession transition the departing executive needs to let go of control and set their successor up for success.  Sometimes this goes well and sometimes it does not. One CEO who did this beautifully focused on the...

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Succession Squads: An Innovative Approach for Developing High-Potential Talent

By Natalie Michael, CHRP Let’s face it, developing people’s potential is easier said than done.  Who hasn’t promoted someone with fantastic potential only to have them falter and “not work out?” Like you, I am always looking for new ways to...

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Experienced Workers a Boon to Business: Manage the Skills and Knowledge Gaps in Your Workforce

By 2050, life expectancy is expected to surpass 100 years in some industrial countries. This new lifespan is triple the average length that has prevailed throughout most of human history. Demographics Require Response Businesses have been slow to plan for the...

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Six Succession Practices That Will Make Your Company (and Life) Better

By Natalie Michael, CHRP Succession management is like networking.  We all know we need to do a better job of it, yet we don’t because we get busy.  But then something happens and we realize we should have been doing...

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Boomers Bring the Experience of a Lifetime

By Isabelle St-Jean “Will you still need me? Will you still feed me? When I’m 64?” - Paul McCartney, The Beatles “A common belief—that people become disengaged as they age—is flat-out wrong.”    - Christina Matz-Costa, Ph.D Boomer Bust Demographics Country-wide for the next 17 years,...

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