Succession Planning & Leadership

Succession Planning & Leadership

succession“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.” — John C. Maxwell

Part of the ‘showing the way’ for many CEOs and business leaders is the development of high level executives that one day may lead the organization themselves. This not only includes finding an individual successor for the organization’s top position, but should also include finding and developing leaders at all other high level executive positions.

Succession planning is a way to ensure that your company has dependable, highly qualified and well-developed leaders, not just for today, but tomorrow and into the future.

Planning for the Future

While many leaders are experienced and successful in developing the leadership below them, we’ve also found that many CEOs and business owners also need guidance.

They understand they may need help identifying management roles, people and resources that are needed to meet their long term strategic plan. They know that investment in succession planning today pays off not only in the future but can also deliver ROI in the present as future leaders are developing and applying new skills.

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Succession Planning is also Strategic Planning

These executives also realize that succession planning requires a plan. An effective plan will do two things. One, it will assess and evaluate the skills and experience of the current leader of the company. Secondly, it will assess and evaluate the skills your potential leaders possess while also identifying the development required to advance them.

It also identifies what to look for in new hires and how to manage the recruitment of new leaders who fit within your vision.

Your Efforts Today Can Transform Your Business Tomorrow

At Cornerstone Consulting Solutions, we partner with our clients to develop a foundation for succession planning within their organization that aligns closely with their culture and their vision for the future.

That foundation includes the planning and strategic execution of identifying potential leaders and grooming them for continued success.


We can help you:

  • Create, implement and measure a succession planning program
  • Work with the organization’s Board of Directors or Advisors to select a successor
  • Identify your organization’s key positions, both the obvious ones and the positions with potential for personal growth, organizational growth, etc.
  • Identify current and potential leaders within your organization
  • Create plans for fostering, educating and cultivating leadership
  • Create strategies for identifying and evaluating new hires who could positively impact your organization

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Discover how your leadership development efforts today can transform your business tomorrow.

The lifeblood of an organization can be found in the way it systematically manages its top-level talent.