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Coaching

By |April 26th, 2021|Categories: Approaches to leadership development & succession, Leadership Succession and Sustainability|

A powerful way of building an organization for succession and sustainability is coaching. Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them. Executives often face many challenges in their career coupled with the fact that they also shoulder the full weight of the company. In addition to their responsibilities, executives usually take on challenges that employees encounter. Consequently, their development and progression can easily become neglected, and they can begin to feel stagnant within their career. Therefore, a career development coach can help an executive find new and [...]

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Adopt a Growth Mindset

By |April 26th, 2021|Categories: Approaches to leadership development & succession, Leadership Succession and Sustainability|

According to Stanford University researcher, Carol S. Dweck, there are two kinds of mindsets: a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. In a fixed mindset, people believe their qualities are fixed traits and therefore cannot change. These people document their intelligence and talents rather than working to develop and improve them. They also believe that talent alone leads to success, and effort is not required. Alternatively, in a growth mindset, people have an underlying belief that their learning and intelligence can grow with time and experience. When people believe they can become smarter, they realize that their effort has [...]

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Leadership Sustainability

By |April 26th, 2021|Categories: Approaches to leadership development & succession, Leadership Succession and Sustainability|

According to the authors of Leadership Sustainability, Ulrich and Smallwood, “Leadership sustainability occurs when leaders accept why they need to improve, recognize what they need to improve and figure out how to make the improvements stick.” They note that starting is easy, but sustaining is hard because People and firms can change, but they rarely stay changed. Yet organizations must innovate and adapt. Lasting change is possible when leaders get the basics right by following the five rules of the “Leadership Code”, which outline the fundamental leadership skills: “Shape the future” – Develop, share and drive your vision of the [...]

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Succession Planning and Management

By |April 26th, 2021|Categories: Approaches to leadership development & succession, Leadership Succession and Sustainability|

One of the best-known books on Succession Planning and Management is William J Rothwell’s Effective Success Planning: Ensuring Leadership Continuity and Building Talent from Within. Now more than ever, succession planning is a must. Because rapid turnover has become a way of life in corporate circles - from the top down through every level of employment - businesses that don’t plan strategies for meeting their future talent needs will face disruption when key employees retire or leave. Succession planning and management is vital for four basic reasons: The continued survival of the organization depends on having the right employees in [...]

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