Effective Succession Planning: Ensuring Leadership Continuity and Building Talent from Within

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AMACOM, Apr 21, 2010 - Business & Economics - 496 pages
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William Rothwell honored with the ASTD Distinguished Contribution Award in Workplace Learning and Performance. The definitive guide to a timely and timeless topic-- now fully revised and updated. As baby boomers continue to retire en masse from executive suites, managerial offices, and specialized or technical jobs, the question is—who will take their places? This loss of valuable institutional memory has made it apparent that no organization can afford to be without a strong succession program. Now in its fourth edition, Effective Succession Planning provides the tools organizations need to establish, revitalize, or revise their own succession planning and management (SP&M) programs. The book has been fully updated to address challenges brought on by sea changes such as globalization, recession, technology, and the aftereffects of the terror attacks. It features new sections on identifying and assessing competencies and future needs; management vs. technical succession planning; and ethics and conduct; and new chapters on integrating recruitment and retention strategies with succession planning programs. This edition incorporates the results of two extensive new surveys, and includes a Quick Start guide to help begin immediate implementation as well as a CD-ROM packed with assessments, checklists, customizable guides, and other practical tools.
 

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Rothwell’s assertion, The continued survival of the organization depends on having the right employees in the right positions at the right time, is very much a truism. But the question is how do you ... Read full review

Contents

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT SUCCESSION PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
1
LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR A SUCCESSION PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
103
ASSESSING THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE
189
CLOSING THE DEVELOPMENTAL GAP OPERATING AND EVALUATING AN SPM PROGRAM
239
Frequently Asked Questions FAQs About Succession Planning and Management
371
Case Studies on Succession Planning and Management
377
Notes
409
Index
429
About the Author
447
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WILLIAM J. ROTHWELL, PH.D., SPHR, CPLP FELLOW, is Professor of Workplace Learning and Performance at Pennsylvania State University and President of Rothwell Associates, a premier human resources consulting firm.

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