Executive Advisory Services
Develop and Activate a Winning Blueprint
Executives and board members hold positions critical to an organization’s inner workings and ultimate success. So when change occurs at these levels, it is bound to cause disruption... Unless you have a proper succession plan. Unfortunately, almost 50 percent of organizations don’t have such a plan in place. Is yours one of them?
A winning succession plan requires more than simply finding a replacement—it requires strategic and deliberate planning for the full transition as it affects individuals and operations across the organization as a whole. Linkage’s proven Succession, Progression, and Development (SPD) Approach to succession involves your Board, your CEO, and high-potential talent across the organization. Our SPD Approach is designed to:
- Explore and redefine executive roles
- Discover and develop opportunities
- Ensure a positive and non-disruptive transition
- Increase retention
- Guide successor candidates through their progression and career development
Drive success through talent readiness. Talk with a Linkage expert to learn how.
We carefully execute our SPD Approach, beginning with an overall Strength of Leadership™ assessment focused on seven key roles. We next measure the immediate readiness of the next-in-line candidates for those seven roles and calculate high-potential strength behind mission-critical positions. Reviewing potential scenarios to accelerate high-potential leadership development and evaluating the overall Strength of Leadership assessment score provide deep insights that factor into the overall succession strategy.
Based on this thorough assessment of your organization, its leaders, and potential leaders, we help you develop a 3- to 5-year plan for succession, progression, development, and transition—and begin to prepare your team for what lies ahead.
Our approach to the succession planning process ensures your success by stepping not in just one direction, but planning for strategic movement in all directions for individual and full organizational success.