Succession Management

Increase bench strength at all levels of your organization

Succession isn’t just about planning for changes in the C-suite. Beyond identifying future leaders, your succession management strategy should include workforce planning, skills gap analyses, and the creation of development programs to increase bench strength at all levels of the organization. Learn ways to identify and define the leadership skills you need at the top, and discover how to align and integrate those competencies throughout the company.

Leadership Development & Succession Strategist (LDSS) Certification

Accelerate leadership readiness with innovative approaches to succession and leadership development.

Align your leadership readiness strategy with the business strategy to build organizational capability and sustainment for continuous leadership development for all critical roles, even beyond the C-Suite.

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Developing Positive Leaders

October 26, 2016 | Sue Langley

Learn strategies leaders can employ to create a positive culture and generate exceptional performance in themselves, their teams, and the whole organization.

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CHRO Quarterly

October 25, 2016 | CEB

A business school professor recently shared with us an exercise he uses to reveal how difficult strategic planning really is. When he meets with C-suite executives for the first time, he poses a simple question: “What are your CEO’s ...

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Common Pitfalls for Managers Building Accountability

October 20, 2016 | Fierce Inc. | HCI

Daniel, a young manager, frequently finds himself frustrated that his team is not delivering projects on deadline. He doesn’t know how to fix it, and often uses a repertoire of different tactics to try to combat it. However, it seems that every time someone comes to him with a setback, he validates their reasoning. When asked about his approach, Daniel feels that he is being empathetic – a key trait for successful leaders. It wasn’t that long ago that Daniel was standing in their shoes.

When Daniel is listening to his team, he understands the reasoning behind their comments. There’s truth to the excuses. He finds himself saying things like “Oh, I know the budget isn’t where it should be”.  Or “Oh, I understand we do have a lot of projects on the table.”  His frustration lies in the fact that while the excuses keep coming, the results stay the same. Things aren’t getting done on time. 

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Employee Engagement – Tips and Tricks To "Do" Engagement

October 20, 2016 | Fierce

With engagement levels of employees at an all-time low, many organizations need to not only engage the minds of their teams - but also their hearts. Autonomy is often so accessible, yet overlooked. Autonomy provides people with the freedom to ...

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Advice to Young Women

October 16, 2016 | Fierce

Navigate your life one conversation at a time. You already are, whether you realize it or not. Your time in school, your eventual career, your relationships and your life will succeed or fail, gradually then suddenly, one conversation at a time.

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Fierce Survey Results: Work/Life Balance

October 13, 2016 | Fierce

A Fierce Survey: "Having it all" is the balance between a successful career and a healthy home. We interviewed a cross section of 1,000 working women across the country about their attitudes on the popular topic, "Having it ...

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Leadership Development & Succession Strategist (LDSS) Certification

Enroll Now: Leadership Development & Succession Strategist Certification Course

Leadership Development & Succession Strategist (LDSS) provides a framework for HR to align leadership readiness strategies with business goals, develop meaningful analytics, and build robust talent pipelines for future growth. This two-day training course is geared toward early- and mid-career HR practitioners and senior-level HR leaders alike who are looking to implement a new approach to the identification, preparation, and deployment of talent for critical roles.

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Leadership Development & Succession Strategist (LDSS) Certification

Shrink talent & skills gaps with a strategic approach to leadership readiness.

Plan leadership development solutions that address competency gaps, identify high-potential talent, and drive growth.

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