Leadership Transition Series Part 4: Who’s On First: Defining Roles for Succession

Part 4 of ETG’s Leadership Transition Series Succession planning is a joint effort between multiple layers of leadership. Even though the objectives are relatively concrete in theory, the planning process often seems abstract.  While private and public companies may encounter their own [...]
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Leadership Transition Series Part 3: The 5 Critical Roles in an Effective Succession Plan

Part 3 of ETG’s Leadership Transition Series Succession planning is about people. Your people are what make your business—its identity, its reputation, and all of its assets.  At the heart of an effective succession plan, there is an undercurrent of appreciation for the team you have. The way I [...]
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Succession Planning in Public and Private Companies

Part 2 of ETG’s Leadership Transition Series Public and private companies have very different structures, but in both cases, succession planning is a vital priority. The longevity of any organization rests on the ability of today’s leadership to prepare for future changes. In my experience with [...]
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How to Structure Leadership Development to Build a Process to Survive at Scale

Businesses, like children, go through many stages of development. In the beginning, the business is just learning its own identity. Daily life is an exercise in “figuring it out”, and there’s a certain threshold for mistakes, experimentation, and ambiguity. As the business grows and matures, [...]
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Leadership Development Tactics for Effective Succession Planning

From the junior to the executive level, it’s natural for our teams to be thinking about “what’s next” for their career. While it’s great to have ambition about your personal goals, there seems to be a disconnect when we think about how the future looks for our companies. The lack of a strong [...]
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6 Smart People Strategies to Manage Leadership Transition During Succession

As the American workforce ages, succession planning has become a very real challenge for organizations of all sizes. Succession is a major event with exceptionally high stakes. There is far more involved in a successful transition than handing over the keys—and yet most organizations do not [...]
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7 Inspiring Leadership Podcasts to Add to Your Listening List

When you’re the one your team looks to for guidance and inspiration, who do you turn to? We should all have a few mentors in our lives – but for everyday inspiration, it’s nice to bring in some outside perspectives. Recently, podcasts have grown quite a bit in popularity. What I like about this [...]
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