Succession: Are You Ready?

Succession: Are You Ready?

Hardback Memo to the CEO

By (author) Marshall Goldsmith

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  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • Format: Hardback | 130 pages
  • Dimensions: 122mm x 185mm x 18mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 31 August 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Boston, MA
  • ISBN 10: 1422118231
  • ISBN 13: 9781422118238
  • Sales rank: 446,556

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A leader's greatest challenge can be knowing when it's time to step aside. A great deal has been written for corporate boards on the issue of succession planning. But most executives have few resources to help guide them through the process. How do you start preparing yourself--and your successor--for your inevitable leadership transition? In this concise book, leading executive coach and bestselling author Marshall Goldsmith offers candid advice on succession from the outgoing executive's perspective. From choosing and grooming a successor while sidestepping political minefields, to finally handing over responsibility, Goldsmith walks you through each step in the succession process. Done right, your successor can enter to applause while you gracefully bow out and start the next chapter of your life.

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Marshall Goldsmith has coached scores of top executives at the world's leading corporations. He has been ranked among the top ten executive educators by the Wall Street Journal and one of five most respected executive coaches by Forbes. The author of many books, including the bestselling What Got You Here Won't Get You There (Hyperion, January 2007), he is on the faculty of executive education programs at several of the world's leading business schools.

Table of contents

Preface I. Preparing Yourself Ch. 1. Slowing down Ch 2. Letting Go and Moving On II. Choosing Your Successor Ch 3. Choosing Who to Develop as Your Successor Ch 4. Evaluating Internal Coaching Candidates III. Coaching Your Successor Ch 5. Beginning the Coaching Process Ch 6. Becoming a CEO Coach-Facilitator IV. Passing the Baton Ch 7. Making a Great Exit