18 Mar 2014 | Brian Amble
Six out of 10 companies say they have succession plans in place for their key executives. Yet eight out of 10 senior executives quizzed for a new survey said that their company would not be able to replace them quickly if they needed to.
28 Jul 2011 | Brian Amble
The quality of leadership in American organizations is poor and it isn't getting any better. What's more, leaders are stifling creativity and innovation because they are risk averse and focussed on their own survival.
22 Jun 2011 | Brian Amble
Programmes to identify and develop future leaders might seem to be sound talent management. But as a new survey highlights, there's also a downside.
11 Apr 2011 | Brian Amble
Looking externally for a new CEO could be a waste of time and money. Because a new study has found that companies that only appoint internal candidates as CEO significantly outperform those that appoint outsiders.
23 Feb 2009 | Nic Paton
Many things are hard to predict right now. The imminent departure of the Baby Boomer generation into retirement should not be one of them. So why are so many U.S firms bracing themselves for a leadership and skills vacuum at the top?
18 Aug 2008 | Brian Amble
You might have thought that having a succession plan in place should your CEO suddenly depart would be common sense. But an astonishing proportion of companies don't seem to agree.
16 Jul 2008 | Nic Paton
Despite the ageing population and a global battle for talent, many American bosses are still doing precisely nothing when it comes to thinking about who is going to step into their shoes.
17 Jan 2008 | Stephen Seymour
Careful succession planning is critical when those at the helm of a business decide to hand over responsibility to new management. So if you want to boost the value and saleability of your business for the future, start planning for and building the next generation of human resources right now.
07 Jan 2008 | Brian Amble
Why do so many business leaders find it difficult to hand over the baton to their successor? That's the issue best-selling author and renowned executive coach, Marshall Goldsmith, explores with us as he joins Wayne Turmel for the first Working Week podcast of 2008.
23 Nov 2007 | Nic Paton
One in four family-run British businesses expects to change hands in the next four years, but a lack of planning and foresight means that, for many of them, the process could become a complete nightmare.
26 Sep 2007 | Brian Amble
We all know that employers face a skills shortage as Baby Boomers leave the workforce. So why do so few organizations ensure that they can pass on the vital knowledge these employees possess?
21 Dec 2006 | Brian Amble
Despite acknowledging the importance CEO succession, new research has found that a remarkable proportion of U.S. organisations have failed to put succession plans in place.
18 Oct 2006 | Nic Paton
As the West's workforce demographic changes, managing and retaining senior level talent is becoming an ever more important priority for CEOs. But they don't trust HR and personnel to get it right.
10 Apr 2006 | Brian Amble
British managers are often confused about who should take responsibility for training and development, fail to develop proper succession planning procedures and rely on the corporate 'grapevine' for communication.
17 Oct 2005 | Brian Amble
Companies that replace their CEO need to move quickly to appoint a replacement as new research finds that poor succession planning is wiping £2 billion a year from the value of FTSE 350 companies.
21 Sep 2005 | Brian Amble
Almost a quarter of UK firms are having to wait up to six months to fill key job vacancies as a growing skills gap puts a squeeze on business growth.
19 Sep 2005 | Nick Hood
The first employees recruited by small firms tend to climb the corporate ladder faster than those who join later. But favouring the 'first born' is fraught with peril, according to those who have seen the results.
25 Aug 2005 | Brian Amble
Entrepreneurs are shunning family members when setting up a business and increasingly setting up new ventures with friends rather than relatives.
11 Jul 2005 | Nic Paton
In the boardroom the handover from one leader to another is often surprisingly brief. But rushing top people out of the door can cause real problems for organisations, says Nic Paton.
22 Jun 2005 | Brian Amble
Will the retirement of the 'baby boom' generation lead to a labour shortage in the U.S. or will there instead be a skills shortage and increased unemployment as organisations offshore jobs in search of cheaper skilled workers?