Why Succession Planning fails!

If succession planning works, how do the wrong people so often get to the top?

Succession planning was once the key to identifying potential leaders to fill important positions. However, in today’s rapidly evolving business world traditional succession planning is no longer a viable strategy with research showing that 70% of succession plans fail within two years, simply from lack of management support.
In a climate of growing skills shortages and lack of confidence in leadership potential, how can we develop practical solutions which align employee ambitions and business priorities to ensure that organizations have the right leadership in place for ongoing success?