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Linkage Inc.’s Best Practices for Succession Planning

Identifying and developing top talent are essential elements for any organization’s long term success. However, putting in place an effective succession planning system can be a daunting process for many organizations. Linkage Inc.’s Best Practices for Succession Planning offers the case studies, strategies, and proven tools needed to create a solid succession plan that will enable organizations to examine leadership competencies and determine the steps needed to close leadership gaps. The book contains best practices and profiles what leading organizations Bright Horizons, CIGNA, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Merrill Lynch, Purina, and Unilever are doing to plan for succession and develop talent. Linkage Inc.’s Best Practices for Succession Planning also includes a new methodology for succession planning, strategies for leadership progression and development, innovative tools, and a comprehensive resource guide.

Linkage Inc.’s Best Practices for Succession Planning offers practical guidance based on Linkage’s vast resources and helps organizations to:

  • Identify, develop, and retain top talent
  • Assess future roles
  • Integrate succession planning with other business and HR models within the organization
  • Analyze bench strength
  • Design the system
  • Implement the plan
  • Measure results

Written for chief human resource executives, heads of leadership development programs, human resource professionals, and consultants, Linkage Inc.’s Best Practices for Succession Planning provides a flexible toolkit that can be adapted to the needs of any organization, whether their needs are small or large.

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