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Breaking the Leadership Mold: An Executive's Guide to Achieving Organizational Excellence by Maribeth Kuzmeski

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Chapter 18. PRINCIPLE #18: PROMOTE FOR THE FUTURE

An organization can only be great if people in the organization are behaving in ways that facilitate greatness—both now and in the future. Hence, a critical part of an executive's responsibility is to look ahead to ensure there is a healthy pool of people with the necessary skills and capabilities to lead the organization into the future. Regardless of whether it is called succession planning, talent management, or some other trendy term, developing a system to ensure that the organization is sustainable for years to come is not only a critical strategic initiative, but also a key communication tool. As with many other people-related responsibilities, it is one that can no longer be left solely ...

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