Succession Planning and Training
Succession Planning Solutions from Evergreen Business Group
It is of critical importance in any corporation to use
succession planning to make sure that there are highly qualified
people in all positions in an organization, not just at
the CEO level. Previously, succession planning had targeted only
one or a few of the key leadership positions.
Political Savvy seminars and coaching can train groups or specific
individuals on the skills neccessary to move forward on the most
important projects in any organization where continued growth and
change are neccessary for corporate success and survival.
In order to develop the skills and behaviors you want that will
ensure managers are working in a win-win environment to develop
and promote an organization in an ethical manner. The questions
below demonstrate some of the most important ideas in succession
planning, identifying the skills neccessary to succeed in
upper management and having a large enough pool of high potential
Awareness of the political realities and how to recognize
and overcome negative political manipulators, who will
work to the detriment of an organization for their own gain, are
critical factors to continue a successful business.
"Tara is top management material, but the others will
eat her alive if she doesn't get coaching to deal with the
internal politics."-- Retiring CEO
It is still surprising to many that one can
attain very high levels in the organization and still be relatively
'clueless' about the politics going on all around them.
Sometimes such people have excellent technical and leadership
track records that political naivate was not a deterrent
in reaching their current level. However, more and more studies
are identifying lack of political savvy as a key derailment
factor for people who otherwise are technically and business savvy.
The higher one goes in the corporation the more likely understanding
the inner political workings will be critical to their longer term
success. That is why in these cases receiving mentoring or
coaching in political savvy can make
or break individuals as they rise to the highest levels.
"Some of our best technical talent isn't making it to
leadership levels. How do we keep them on track?"
-- VP Talent Mgmt.
Many organizations have high potential programs.
Those with superior technical skills are put on the fast track
to upper management. Even if they manage others well, their
units do not seem to be making the impact desired.
Often, great technical people are not able
to create the informal networks essential to get their units
work the attention it deserves. Too many fall off the fast
track for their inability to learn the informal rules of the
road neccessary to be maximally effective.
Those who learn to use the Political Savvy Advantage avoid this
premature stalling of their careers and continue on to make greater
and greater contributions. Arrange a seminar
today to bring positive ethical solutions to the managers in your
When planning for the retirement or succession of a company
CEO or other top executive first make sure the relevant technical
skills are present then evaluate their political savvy. Read the
Political Savvy book or use our consulting/coaching
services to determine the needs of your organization or future executives.
Whether you want to assess your key managers political savvy,
bring in a seminar, or provide one on one coaching Evergreen Business
Group can help to ensure the future success of an organization after
the current key executives move on to other venture.
Many times there are executives in an organization that are excellent
in their specific job performance skills but may lack the internal
organizational skills to succeed as the CEO, President, or other
top management positions.
The Evergreen Business Group's particular specialty is the action
strategy approach. We have found this way of co-strategizing with an executive
to be the most useful to the individual and the organization. Making things
happen is a more satisfying process of learning about oneself. The 'live' or 'on
the fly' aspect of our coaching means access to a coach as needed such as just
before a critical meeting to strategize or just after to debrief and gain
While our specialty is action strategy coaching, in practice
we use aspects of all major coaching approaches. We tailor our coaching
process based on the needs of the individual and the business.
Our group is dedicated to helping those who want to learn more about
themselves in order to better contribute to the business and attain
the career success they desire.
Contact Us for a quote or for futher questions on how one of our proven executive coaches can help you or your organization.