Succession: Are You Ready?

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A leader's greatest challenge can be knowing when it's time to step aside. A great deal has been written for corporate boards on the issue of succession planning. But most executives have few resources to help guide them through the process. How do you start preparing yourself--and your successor--for your inevitable leadership transition?

In this concise book, leading executive coach and bestselling author Marshall Goldsmith offers candid advice on succession from the outgoing...

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Overview


A leader's greatest challenge can be knowing when it's time to step aside. A great deal has been written for corporate boards on the issue of succession planning. But most executives have few resources to help guide them through the process. How do you start preparing yourself--and your successor--for your inevitable leadership transition?

In this concise book, leading executive coach and bestselling author Marshall Goldsmith offers candid advice on succession from the outgoing executive's perspective. From choosing and grooming a successor while sidestepping political minefields, to finally handing over responsibility, Goldsmith walks you through each step in the succession process.

Done right, your successor can enter to applause while you gracefully bow out and start the next chapter of your life.

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A 'handbook' in every sense, the latest offering from leadership authority Marshall Goldsmith is a compact field guide to letting go, gearing up, and passing the baton.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422118238
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • Publication date: 2/2/2009
  • Series: Memo to the CEO
  • Pages: 125
  • Sales rank: 550,990
  • Product dimensions: 4.60 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


Marshall Goldsmith has coached scores of top executives at the world's leading corporations. He has been ranked among the top ten executive educators by the Wall Street Journal and one of five most respected executive coaches by Forbes. The author of many books, including the bestselling What Got You Here Won't Get You There (Hyperion, January 2007), he is on the faculty of executive education programs at several of the world's leading business schools.
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Table of Contents

Pt. I Preparing Yourself 1

1 Slowing Down 3

2 Letting Go and Moving On 17

Pt. II Choosing Your Successor 39

3 Choosing Who to Develop as Your Successor 41

4 Evaluating Internal Coaching Candidates 49

Pt. III Coaching Your Successor 61

5 Beginning the Coaching Process 63

6 Becoming a CEO Coach-Facilitator 80

Pt. IV Passing the Baton 99

7 Making a Great Exit 101

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