The Leadership Pipeline.
What does your leadership pipeline look like? How deep is the leadership talent in your organization, church, or business? Have you even thought about it? Maybe you don't even know why you should be thinking about it.
As I have been working on this for a while I ran into a wonderful article that addresses a lot questions. Here are some of the highlights:
The Idea in Brief: You build the strongest leadership bench when you practice succession management. And, effective succession management comes when you adopt a talent mind-set.
The Idea in Practice:
Focus on Development
Identify Linchpin Positions
Make It Transparent
Measure Process Regularly
Keep in Flexable
Developing a leadership pipeline is labor-intensive, and very difficult. However, I can not stress enough how important it is to your organization.