Tag: Succession

Succession Done Right: Amazon Finally Gets to Day 2!

For those who don’t get the reference, Amazon’s founder and soon to be former CEO, Jeff Bezos (the richest dude in the world, even after a divorce) often sites his most held belief that he and his employees should always act like every day is Day 1. It’s a startup mentality. No matter how big you get, if you come into each day as…

MVP’s during the Pandemic: Modern Succession Planning for Operational Continuity

Read Time1 Minute, 0 Second In times of scarcity or crisis, the rules change. Business continuity becomes the governing question. The conversation changes from identifying the next leaders to who will be needed to make things run.   MVP’s during the Pandemic: Modern Succession Planning for Operational Continuity   In times of abundance, organizations view leadership as the critical element. Succession planning is ranked…

The Future Is Now: 7 Steps to Initiating a Company-Wide Succession Plan

Read Time1 Minute, 2 Second Enduring businesses understand the importance of planning for the future. One of the key aspects of any forward-looking strategy is a succession plan to ensure a steady pipeline of qualified successors ready to fill positions when essential personnel leave. The important thing to remember about succession planning is that it is a proactive HR strategy that has to be…

SilkRoad Technology Announces Succession Planning Tool

CHICAGO—-SilkRoad Technology, a software and services platform that helps organizations attract, retain and align people to its business, announced today a new global solution called SilkRoad Succession Planning, part of SilkRoad’s Performance solution, to maximize performance and drive business outcomes. SilkRoad Succession Planning enables organizations to prepare for changes in their future workforce by identifying and analyzing critical positions for their business growth and then,…

Leaders Secretly Hate Succession Planning!

Do you want to know what you’ll never hear anyone on your leadership team say publicly? Well, let me stop before I get started, because there are probably a ton of things leaders will say behind closed doors, off the record, and then open the door and say the exact opposite. Welcome to the PC version of corporate America. One of the obvious, which…

Let’s Fix This Company’s Succession Mess

As a talent geek, I love it when succession planning rumors fly at big public companies.  CEO succession is the most complex, challenging work an HR pro can do, and it is fascinating to watch a company bungle it. Thank you, Airbus, for providing us our case study for the day. We’ll let HR pros from across the country weigh in with their suggestion…

VIDEO: William Tincup on Using Technology In Workforce Succession Planning

Wrapping up this month at the “Weird Science” series, Tim Sackett chats via video with William Tincup, Principal Analyst at KeyInterval Research, on the latest science (or lack thereof) behind successful succession planning. (Hint: Does technology give you the answers on who should replace Sally when she leaves, or does it render the decisions that you’ve already made? Just a quick preview thought from the…

Your Leaders Secretly Hate Succession Planning

You want to know what you’ll never hear anyone on your leadership team say publicly?  Well, let me stop before I get started, because there are probably a ton of things leaders will say behind closed doors, off the record, and then open the door and say the exact opposite. Welcome to the PC version of corporate America. One of the obvious, which always…

Kris Dunn explains a Potential Tweak to Your Succession Platform: The Shadow

If you’re lucky enough to have a decent succession program, you know the reality.  Unless you’re heavily invested in the concept of rotations, it’s hard to keep things fresh.  You need as many tweaks and features in your succession platform as possible to keep things fresh. Got an idea for you – the shadow.  Here’s how Amazon uses it: “For almost as long as…