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How Do We Pinpoint Succession Weak Spots?

October 13, 2015

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

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Can We Measure the ‘Talent to Lead’?

June 30, 2015

Is ‘talent to lead’ something we could quantifiably measure? And if so, how? We've read Gallup reports that only 1 in 10 people possess the quality to lead. Yikes.

Looking for Leaders, HR consultant, technology services, Salt Lake City

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How Do Recruiting and Succession Strategy Fit Together?

February 24, 2015

How do we tie recruiting to fill new positions to development of a comprehensive succession strategy? People tend to talk about succession as a separate event from recruiting, but isn't there a connection between the two? We aren't far enough along on succession and the question has arisen in the context of our ongoing internal discussions.

—We Have Needs, services/software, Amherst, Massachusetts

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Qualcomm Goes Outside the Family

March 9, 2014
Amid speculation that Microsoft might poach its president, Qualcomm promoted Steve Mollenkopf, for the first time selecting a CEO from outside a founding family.
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