How To Be Proactive vs. Reactive: Succession Planning

When it comes to succession planning, your organization can’t afford to be reactive. Every year, we see companies attempting executive and expert transitions without a solid succession plan in place, and … Read More
By Steve Trautman May 12, 2020

Soft Skills Training: Preserving Executive Secret Sauce

A few years back, I was talking with the VP of human resources at one of our client companies. We were discussing a succession planning project for one of her company’s top executives who was retiring, … Read More
By Steve Trautman Sep 19, 2018

Case Study: Disney’s Inadequate Succession Planning And How To Avoid It

In April 2016, Disney’s stock price dropped 2% overnight when their COO, Tom Staggs announced his departure from the company. The issue? Tom was the apparent heir for CEO Bob Iger and his announcement sig … Read More
By Steve Trautman Sep 11, 2018

Managing Executive Transitions: Alibaba Case Study

When Alibaba founder and chairman, Jack Ma announced he would resign, investors were nervous and the company’s shares fell in after-hours trading. This is somewhat predictable, even though Ma’s successo … Read More
By Steve Trautman Sep 10, 2018
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