10 Succession Imperatives

If 'talent management' is the vehicle that supports business longevity, 'succession' – an often misconceived, misaligned and misunderstood process – is its engine. It is a critical investment that you cannot afford to get wrong. The narrative around succession is, invariably, drawn to big jobs with big companies. The reality is that every poor succession decision destroys value.

Why is succession so often adjudged a failure? Limited strategic awareness is the start of it. Being overwhelmed by the problems of the day is clearly part of it. But, more often than not, lack of practical intelligence is at the heart of it. Here are 10 succession imperatives »


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