Succession Planning

Don’t Let Succession Planning Be Just a C-Suite Thing

“Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook told shareholders at the company’s annual meeting to expect higher dividends and stressed that succession planning is a priority,” Bloomberg reported last month. “Cook also made some of his most explicit comments on succession…

6 Steps to Great Talent Reviews

It’s great news that talent reviews have become almost universal in larger organizations, avoiding the fads that have overtaken HR processes like performance management. The fact that most companies do them, however, doesn’t mean that they’re done well. We often…

3 Secrets to Building High Performing Teams

Whether you’re scaling a large organization or building a new company, hiring and retaining top talent and building a high performing team is absolutely key. In fact, there is no bigger factor in driving a company’s long-term growth and success….

Why We Help Our Best Talent to Leave

A recent WSJ article by Dartmouth Professor Sydney Finkelstein articulated a provocative management idea: The best leaders allow and even encourage their superstar talent to leave. Finkelstein argues that the best leaders seek out the best talent, fully understanding that…

How To Become A Superboss In 4 Steps

Some leaders don’t just build successful organizations; they also attract, train and cultivate the next generation of exceptional leaders. That’s according to Sydney Finkelstein, Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, who identified this category of über-manager for his new…