Making Succession Planning Relevant

March 15th, 2012

Making succession planning a relevant process for your organization requires a comprehensive approach that hinges on business strategy. A multilevel and layered approach can help your organization create a succession plan that ensures the right talent will be available when you need them. With the input of I/O psychology, you can build better performance, potential, and readiness evaluations that map to business objectives, and provide relevant, actionable information for better people decisions.

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The Seven Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives

March 1st, 2012

Sydney Finkelstein, the Steven Roth Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, published “Why Smart Executives Fail” 8 years ago.

In it, he shared some of his research on what over 50 former high-flying companies – like Enron, Tyco, WorldCom, Rubbermaid, and Schwinn – did to become complete failures.  It turns out that the senior executives at the companies all had 7 Habits in common.  Finkelstein calls them the Seven Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives.

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