Effective Succession Planning

Ensuring Leadership Continuity and Building Talent from Within

 Effective Succession Planning

Author: William J. Rothwell
Pub Date: November 2015
Print Edition: $69.95
Print ISBN: 9780814449158
Page Count: 512
Format: Hardback
Edition: Fifth Edition
e-Book ISBN: 9780814449165

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Who will lead your company tomorrow? If you fail to plan for the sudden absence of those who have either been groomed to continue their ascent up the ladder—or those whose knowledge you simply can’t function without—consistent leadership and the institutional memory of your organization can get lost in the shuffle.

The most comprehensive book on the subject—now extensively updated—Effective Succession Planning reveals how to:

Plan for and quickly fill crucial vacancies at all levels • Identify competencies and clarify organizational values • Develop and retain top talent, building and preserving the organization’s intellectual capital • Assess current needs and future resources for seamless succession planning • And more

Packed with enlightening case studies and practical guidance—and featuring new and revised material on topics including international issues, mergers and acquisitions, downsizing, transition management, and more—this is an indispensable guidebook reflecting the latest trends and best practices in succession management.

Praise for Previous Editions of Effective Succession Planning:

“If you’re leading the succession planning charge in your company, you can find most anything you need to know in this book.” — Training magazine

“This book is practical, readable, and highly useful to anyone seeking long-term solutions to the succession planning dilemma.” — Stephen B. King, Ph.D., Executive Director, Leadership and Management Development, Management Concepts

“Rothwell, through his aggressive research and a systematic approach to succession planning, has developed a guide for today’s leaders and HR managers on how to be prepared to deal with changes in key human capital.” — Patrick E. Gerity, Ph.D., Executive Director, State System University Center for Southwest Pennsylvania

“. . . A valuable resource.” — HR Professional

“Dr. Rothwell brings the practices of succession planning into the fifth generation in this new book. Practitioners and others who are faced with planning and implementing state-of-the-art succession planning programs in organizations will find this to be a must-have resource.” — David D. Dubois, Ph.D., President, DuBois & Associates, and author of Competency-Based Performance Improvement

“Rothwell brings succession planning into proper perspective for organizations. From an in-depth strategic viewpoint to an operational, applications-based approach, the author has captured and delivered a comprehensive approach to succession planning.” — Dr. Robert K. Prescott, SPHR, Director, Management Development Institute, Eckerd College, affiliate of the Center for Creative Leadership

“This book equipped me with the skill set I needed to create and implement an effective succession plan for my organization. I found the activities and practical guides and tips extremely helpful for making my succession planning initiative a reality. This will make a huge difference in our ability to retain and develop our employees.” — Marsha King, Ph.D., Senior Management Development Consultant, Capital One Financial

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