Succession Planning

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Navigating Late Transitions of “Executive Seasons”

The transitional leader phase is the most critical to long-term company sustainability, as executives must work toward building confidence in incoming leaders and ensuring a smooth transition of leadership.
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How To Succeed As A Successor CEO

While leadership transitions are a natural step for many organizations, the shift from founder to CEO is unique. To ensure a seamless shift in leadership, here are four best practices that can be implemented.

Nurturing Is Critical For Maintaining A Great Leadership Team

Without nurturing leadership teams tend to function as groups of individuals rather than as organizational force multipliers. Below are three practical steps leadership teams can take to ensure their teams get in and stay in alignment.

Leadership Transitions: Storybook Ending Or Fractured Relationship?

Alongside succession, transition ranks among the top challenges any enterprise will ever face.  If not properly planned and executed the damage can be irreparable.

Why CEOs Need To Pay It Forward

To share our experiences through mentoring provides a user friendly opportunity for others to learn from our failures and successes.  To be respected as a mentor is an honor not shared by many.   
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Dos and Don’ts Of Planning For CEO Succession

It is extremely risky to let CEO succession planning slide. Not having somebody ready when the CEO decides to leave, is forced out or dies, can put any company into a leadership crisis.

Avoid The Potential Pitfalls Of A CEO Transition

With a united front, transparency and a succinct transition plan, the CEO transition can mitigate what can otherwise be a painful and challenging process, while assuring employees that they’re still core to the corporate mission.

#MeToo Movement Exposes Lack Of Succession Planning

Recent incidents involving sexual harassment emphasizes the ticking time bomb for many organizations across industries: a complete absence or severely underdeveloped succession management capabilities.

The CEO’s Psychology: Driving Success And Impeding Succession

The same confidence—born of experience and success—that makes a CEO a great leader, can often be what stands in the way of selecting their successor.

Know When To Go

CEOs need to know when they’re skills are no longer needed for the company’s growth path. Companies flourish when their performance needs are tightly aligned with a complementary CEO’s leadership skills.
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Political uncertainty, ongoing tariffs and scarcity of talent are forcing CEOs to delay investments and play it safe—at least for now.
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