2020 made it clear - CEO Succession Planning isn’t Optional
“We really need to have a name in the envelope as soon as possible.” So begins many of the discussions we’ve been having lately with board members who are frantic about CEO succession planning.
2020 brought an unprecedented wave of early retirements. This unanticipated contingency highlights the importance of succession planning. Succession planning is the essential practice of identifying and developing leaders within your organization for their advancement. Successful succession planning yields a stronger workforce and better long-term outcomes. Organizations must not bank exclusively on a few key leaders.
CEOs can account for a 30% variance in their organization’s profitability, and research suggests that top management has an even greater impact on organizational performance than the CEO. Succession planning should be among the most important considerations for any organization. Yet, the research and statistics collected below tell a different, and rather unnerving story. Most organizations are unprepared to replace the individuals in their highest leadership positions.
Here are 12 shocking statistics on CEO Sucession
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Reference from a recent client: Board Member and Leader of VP Search Selection Committee
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