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Midlevel Managers, Professionals, Technicians, and Key Individual Contributors

Your Organization’s Leadership Pipeline

As we discussed at the beginning of Chapter 8 on millennials, demographics is destiny. In our case, demographic shifts have forced companies to come to terms with succession planning as a key leadership imperative as we make our way further into the twenty-first century. Here’s why: From 1946 until 1964, the baby boom generation in the United States witnessed the birth of seventy-seven million children, many of whom would eventually run corporate America. This was the largest cohort of newborns seen in the United States up to that time. It made sense to see a massive increase in family size during this period. World War II ...

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