Succession Planning and Candidate Development

100% of the successor candidates we’ve worked with have been successful right out of the gate and over the long-term. Creating Exponential Results for their companies and stakeholders.

Only 35% of organizations have a formalized succession planning process for critical roles. More than 74% of leaders report they are unprepared and lack the training for the challenges they face in their roles. Sixty percent of executives fail within the first 18-months of being promoted or hired.

Although succession planning and candidate development has been identified as a critical component for business success, organizations often fall short of doing it right for various reasons:

  • Organizations do not allocate substantial resources to developing talent, in part due to the lack of focus, attention, alignment, support and attention from senior leadership.
  • Often succession management is not tied to the strategic mission of the organization or integrated into the culture.
  • Succession management is viewed as a one-time event vs. a process.
  • Organizations demonstrate a lack of follow-through on development plans.
  • Companies are too often focused on hiring from outside rather than promoting internally.

Set everyone up for success by hiring us to create a custom succession plan and develop your succession candidates. This is a critical process with multiple facets, long lead-time, and many pitfalls, requiring expert navigation. Consider everything required in our comprehensive succession guide, published by BRAINZ magazine, and the fact that you don’t have time to do it yourself, or entrust the full process to one or two people; all of you have day-jobs.

To ascertain where your company is in the process consider these questions:

Do your potential successors possess and convey these vital skills?
Do you know how to or have the resources to develop these qualities in them?

Team Coaching
How to lead yourself, each other and Direct Reports

Ideal for small to medium size teams

If you’re like lots of other lean companies, you are trying to leverage every dollar and every ounce of energy, as efficiently as possible. You’ve probably had a professional coach, and would love one for every member of your team, but simply can’t afford it, and prefer a cohesive program for all. Here it is!

Team coaching is comprised of coaching the entire team at once, using customized content culled and created from scratch after talking with every team member 1:1. From these interviews, we determine what is already known and used and what is unknown and needed. This creates a completely unique program of learning and growth for your team, since every leader and team is different.

The best results from this program come from doing Team Coaching first, in a series of meetings no longer than 2 hours (virtual or in-person, your choice) each, incorporating all into real-time work situations and dynamics. Supporting it with access to coaches to work on each team members’ growth edges to further develop individual skills.

Here are some examples of curated content:
Section 1 - Results through Relationships

  • Clear Communication
  • Healthy Relationships
    • Empathy
    • Trust
  • Conflict
    • Resolution
    • Blind Spots
    • Overdone Strengths
    • Triggers
Section 2 - Interdependent Team or High Performing Teams
  • Overall tenets
    • Team Unit
    • Relationships
    • Morale
    • Pitching in
    • Navigating relationships on a small team
  • Feedback
    • How to elicit, receive, process, incorporate and report back.
Section 3 - Goals and Performance
  • Identifying your driving force to achieve goals and using it; intrinsic and extrinsic motivations. helping others find and use theirs. Use in Performance Management.
  • Encouragement and future pacing
  • Team member performance conversations – How to help each other with pretty much anything.
    • Generative Listening
    • ORID model
  • Accountability

Comprehensive Succession Plan

We will do all steps in tandem with you, and incorporate all stakeholders. This is monumental task, requiring experience, expertise and deep skill. Set yourself (and everyone else) up for success, not failure.

Take the next step.

100% of the successor candidates we’ve worked with have been successful right out of the gate and over the long-term. Creating Exponential Results for their companies and stakeholders.
*Complete our Exponential Results Scorecard, to receive a custom report highlighting strengths, areas for growth, and even some coaching tips.