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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The Top 5 Drivers of Engagement for High Potential Employees

September 23, 2016 | Amy Hirsh Robinson | HCI

I observed organizations struggle with how to recruit, retain and manage four generations in the workplace and I saw what it cost them. I knew it could be handled differently and that those organizations that adopted the new strategies I was proposing -- for assessing, engaging and developing top talent -- would not only stay in business, but would also gain a significant competitive advantage in the labor market and in the industries they served.  And so it has been proven.

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Voting for Change? Elect the Right Rewards!

September 19, 2016 | Barbara Trautlein | HCI

Although our organizations are hopefully not embroiled in the level of chaos we are witnessing in the current political system, we are nevertheless equally affected by misdirected reward programs created to achieve one outcome while producing another unintended outcome.

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Engagement: Continual Conversations are Key

September 19, 2016

You can’t just do engagement. Rather, engagement is the output of some type of intervention. In this Interview, Gillian Felton, Head of People Development and Wellbeing at the National Institute for Health Research, capitalizes on the fact ...

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Practicing the Art of Courage

September 15, 2016 | Fierce

A martial arts sensei said, “You are always practicing something. The question is - What are you practicing?”
In Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, written during his year in a one-room cabin, is this evocative quote: “The ...

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It’s Time to Turn Managers into Leaders

September 15, 2016 | Andrew Bateman | HCI

The nuances of “managers” versus “leaders” are not well understood in many organizations. Noted thought leader, Josh Allan Dykstra, wrote in a recent article that when we ask people to “manage” we’re in effect asking them to block the path of progress and stand in the way of innovation. What we really must do is create leaders out of everyone in the organization and enable individuals at all levels to bring their highest contribution, best ideas, and full engagement to work all day, every day

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A Growth Mindset: Improving Employee Engagement

September 12, 2016

Often times we think of engagement as something early in the process, instead of the outcome. In this Interview, John Steele, Senior Manager of Human Capital Analytics at Best Buy, describes how a growth mindset can help managers/leaders be a ...

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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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Jul 11-12, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM PDT
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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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