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.
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