Monday, June 25, 2012

Sidjae Robinson's Leadership Nugget

Succession Planning

"The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership."  -  Harvey Firestone
"It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed."  -  Harvey Firestone 

If an opportunity arose for you to be promoted or transferred, would you be able to seize it? Would your organization be willing to release you? Have you successfully trained, mentored, or coached someone to fill your shoes? Do you have a succession plan?

Many leaders view successors as people trying to steal their jobs rather than people who can continue and improve on their legacy. To be clear, your successor is not a mini version of you, in the same way that you are not a mini version of your predecessor. You are nurturing your successor's technical and leadership competence. You are helping them to think critically, to think objectively and outside the box.

Are you threatened by the success of others? Do you celebrate your team members when they do well? How have you been developing the technical and leadership competence of your team members?

To Your Unlimited Possibilities,
Sidjae Walia
Training that delivers "Above and Beyond" results
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