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Leadership Succession Planning: An Evidence-based Approach for Managing the Future

Redman, Richard W. PhD, RN

Journal of Nursing Administration: June 2006 - Volume 36 - Issue 6 - p 292-297

Leadership succession planning is a key business strategy to help organizational leaders deal effectively with the future. Evidence from industry provides a variety of best practices that can ensure that a pipeline of leaders will be available when they are needed. The author addresses the essential needs that individuals face when developing a cadre of available leaders prepared for managing an uncertain future.

Author's Affiliation: Professor and Director, Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Programs, University of Michigan School of Nursing, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Correspondence: University of Michigan School of Nursing, 400 North Ingalls, Suite 1305, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0482 (

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