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The Truth About Being a Leader...and Nothing But the Truth by Dr. Karen Otazo

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Truth 39Succession Planning Ensures Your Bench Strength

Successful athletic teams make sure that they have good players "on the bench" waiting to go into the game when needed. Their coaches are continually thinking ahead about what might happen. How does the game or the season need to play out? What particular challenges is the team likely to face? What players will probably fade or stay on the injured list? The coaches select and prepare their backup players accordingly. To make the best decision, they work hard to know every member of their team individually, including their strengths and weaknesses.

Knowing your bench strength is a clear asset to any organization. As a business leader, you need to make sure that you have the right players ...

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