Succession Planning

Find and prepare tomorrow’s diverse enterprise leaders today

Leadership changes can rock the boat. Succession planning makes for smooth sailing.

Succession planning is not “one-size-fits-all” or a one-time event. Whether you are executing a carefully developed succession plan or reacting to a sudden leadership departure, we can offer a full array of services to support your organization through a leadership transition.

Our consultants help you design, improve and implement effective emergency and longer-term succession plans so that you have the talent supply when demand calls. Our work will help you build the diversified bench needed to execute on your strategy.

How we help you

We use decades of market and development expertise and global talent data—as well as advanced technology—to paint a full picture of your organization and use it to plan for the future. We show you the most important roles use success profiles to show you what “good” looks like, and help you get ready for change by understanding the talent you have and the talent you need.

We find your next CEO

We draw on our vast database of CEO assessments to create a specific success profile that fits your business strategy. We show you who in the talent pool—internal and external, both today and in the future—could match up to it, using assessments like our unique CEO and Senior Executive simulation, which puts candidates in realistic situations with a top-level challenge. So not only can your board confidently decide who’s best placed to step up, but candidates can better understand what it takes to succeed: a win-win at every level.

We plan for leadership change at every level

We build success profiles for all your critical leadership roles, and use them to measure the strengths and development paths of your leaders —showing you who’s performing well now, and who shows potential. We think two or three moves ahead to show you how to use training, education, intensive coaching and mentoring to get your next leaders ready.

We show you if your succession planning’s working

Our talent reviews use a proven, research-based process to give you a full picture of the talent you’ve got and the best way to develop that talent. And it shows you if you’re shaping the leaders you need.

We help close the gaps

We coach individuals to close any gaps in individual roles, and work with groups to make sure your organization is efficient and effective at every level.

Let us be part of your success story

Contact us and see how our consulting services can help you achieve your business goals.