Implementing Your Succession Plan



The existence of a succession plan doesn’t ensure success. There are still potential challenges to be addressed. For example, if not communicated and maintained correctly, a succession plan can become just another layer of bureaucracy that separates current leadership from potential leaders. This chapter highlights steps for putting the plan into action, as well as the challenges that may pop up and ways to avoid them.


Communication is a vital part of the succession plan—from discussions with senior levels all the way to the individuals who are just joining the organization. Succession ...

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