We have some departments that are better equipped for succession than others. Ours is a Fortune 500 company in a dynamic, regulated industry. How do we pinpoint our weak spots and begin to make succession an integrated component of our strategic planning? We’re stymied on first principles for getting started.
—The Future Is Passing Us By, pharmaceuticals, Philadelphia
Generation X is not the 'Lost Generation,' but we are sometimes called a 'lost generation.' In fact, sometimes I think you’d need a map to No One Really Cares Lane to locate us.
Our company soon must replace a number of senior-level boomers nearing retirement. How do we develop younger high potentials to take over as senior executives? Does it take a different approach than we used in years past?
— Our Future Is Our Past, senior organizational development officer, financial services, Gaithersburg, Maryland