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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Five Things You Can Do to Hire Smart

December 5, 2016 | Bill Catlette | HCI

People the world over are watching intently as a new U.S. presidential administration goes through its staffing up process, taking notes and names as to who’s in, who’s out, who’s on the fence, what the relative merits of each candidate are, who’s calling the ball, the list goes on. One can only hope that the behind-the-scenes process used to vet and select candidates is as serious as the reporting of it.

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Lead to Win: Sustainability

November 28, 2016 | Lexy Thompson & Bill Gardner | HCI

Last time we discussed how a lack of effective communication can cause a detrimental decline in accountability, essentially crippling an organization over time. Today, we’ll wrap up the series by focusing on how playing not to lose affects sustainability.

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3 Don'ts for Leaders Who Want to Grow

November 25, 2016 | Fierce

Your job as a leader is to build people up. To give others credit and not worry about the people who are wishing you ill. If you want to grow, here are three things to stay away from.

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Leadership Development: People are the #1 Resource

November 23, 2016

Having a learning mindset is critical for making strides in leadership development. In this Interview, Vicki Good, Portfolio Director, General Management Program, Harvard Business School, and Robert Swander, Client Services Manager, Harvard ...

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3 Easy Steps as a Leader to Challenge the Status Quo

November 21, 2016 | Fierce

When you hear the word, status quo, what do you think? In this environment, many leaders know that status quo will not get their organizations where they need to go. Innovation needs to happen, and it needs to happen fast.

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Fierce Survey Results: Business & Political Leaders

November 15, 2016 | Fierce

We interviewed 250+ professionals of all positions, the majority in manager or director role with ages from 45-64 years old and asked them to identify how their views on leadership compared in the business and political worlds.

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3 Tips to Help You Confront Your Boss

November 10, 2016 | Fierce

Confronting someone is scary. It can be even scarier to confront your boss. Often times, the anxiety you feel is strong enough to make you want to bury your head in the sand, no matter what the issue. However, avoiding confronting ...

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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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Houston, TX
Aug 15-16, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM CDT
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Charlotte, NC
Aug 19-20, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM EDT
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Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Aug 29-30, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM +07 (Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh)
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Aug 29-30, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM EDT
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Sep 12-13, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM EDT
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Sep 16-17, 2019 | 8:45AM-5:00PM EDT
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October
Oct 7-8, 2019 | 11:45AM-8:00PM EDT
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November
Nov 25-26, 2019 | 8:45AM-5:00PM EST
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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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