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Talent Leadership by Jac Fitz-enz, Luiz Xavier, John Mattone

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CHAPTER 6

Succession Planning: Using Assessment to Calibrate Performance, Potential, and Readiness

William Rothwell, author of Effective Succession Planning (AMACOM, 2010), defines succession planning as “any effort designed to ensure the continued effective performance of an organization, division, department, or work group by making provision for the development, replacement, and strategic application of key people over time” In essence, succession planning is about identifying and developing your best talent (present and future) and preparing them to assume higher-level roles or other key roles in the organization. Succession planning and management can also be interpreted as an organization’s intelligent approach to dealing with the inevitable ...

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