It’s Time We Change The Culture Around Succession Planning
Published by: Fast Company
When businesses plan to mentor rather than simply replace, they can set the building blocks for better long-term success—for the companies and for the people who lead them.
By Larry Brinker, Jr.
When it was time for me to take over the family business, my father didn’t just hand it to me, nor did he buy into the trial-by-fire strategy. Instead, he had me train under the interim CEO of the construction company he worked so hard to build. He believed it was his and other high-level executives’ responsibility to coach aspiring leaders, and it was my duty to earn my leadership position.