Development is one of the core processes used in succession management systems. Articles and books in this section deal with the process needed for effective development and the focus or content of that development. Each of the referenced books or articles in this section contains great detail and often case studies to assist the reader.

There appears to be general agreement that the process for development should include the following:

•  Linking development to the organization strategy (APQC, 1999; Corporate Leadership Council, 2001; Lombardo & Eichinger, 2002; McCall, 1998)

•  Developing a competency model, often by adapting preexisting competency models (Corporate Leadership Council, 2001; Lombardo & Eichinger, 2002)

•  Specifying ...

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