Developing Your Leadership Pipeline

By: Jay A. Conger and Robert M. Fulmer Publisher: Harvard Business Review I Published: 2003 I Resource Added: 2013

The article defines succession management as succession planning and leadership development combined in a comprehensive process for finding and grooming future leaders at all levels of your organization. The authors argue that effective succession management comes when you adopt a talent mind-set, which involves making time for an in-depth talent assessment, differentiating between strong and weak performers, and giving challenging assignments to inexperienced but high-potential managers. The article is written for organization leaders.