Human Resources Training, Succession planning

Succession Planning: It’s Not Just for Emergencies – It’s a Leadership Development Strategy

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Succession planning is perhaps as vital to an organization as its business itself. An organization that has its succession plan in place is an organization that is ready for any crisis. What would happen if the market the business is built on comes crashing down? Worse, what if a disaster of the magnitude of 9/11 or a natural disaster hits a company, destroying every asset, physical and intellectual, that was built in perhaps years or even decades, in minutes?

It is in situations such as these that succession planning matters like nothing else. Succession planning is not about making hurried decisions and replacements when an unexpected business turn happens. It is also not about naming a new CEO during the height of the crisis.

So, what is succession planning and how do organizations build a successful one? This is the learning TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training, is imparting at a webinar it is organizing on May 6. TrainHR brings Marcie Zidle, the CEO of Leaders At All Levels and a board certified executive coach, as the expert for this session.

Please visit http://bit.ly/2UWeiGw to register for this webinar and gain invaluable insights into how to put an effective and resilient succession plan in place for your organization.

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The core of an effective succession planning is to identify and develop the organization’s future leadership at all levels. Recruiting superior employees, identifying and developing their knowledge, skills, and abilities, and phasing them into more and more challenging roles, are all part of the succession planning process. This is the how organizations can ensure that they have a strong leadership bench as a backup at its beck and call, and ready to fill vacated roles or assume new ones.

At this very meaningful session, Marcia will explain to participants how they can identify their potential leaders who can assume greater responsibility in the organization. She will also show how to delegate and test the variety and impact of various development experiences to the staff that will be made part of the succession plan, and how to train and engage them in supporting the key, high-potential leadership roles.

It is true that the organization is as good as its leadership. Great organizations are those that prepare leaders at all levels, even when they are in a position of comfort. This is the difference between average and excellent organizations. The latter thinks ahead, while the former carries out last-minute firefighting exercises. Marcia will introduce some of the best practices that leading companies have been employing to groom leadership in advance of and in anticipation of a future shock. She will emphasize the importance of ingraining and integrating succession planning right into every step of the organization’s daily, normal activities.

Marcia will cover the following areas at this webinar:

  • The focus of this webinar is to learn the elements of effective succession planning and will include these six objectives
  • Discover the seven deadly sins of succession planning: What not to do!
  • Examine the pros and cons of insiders vs outsiders to fill specific positions: Which is better?
  • Understand the 70-20-10 rule for developing your future leaders: What it is and how to use it
  • Identify the 10 best practices that high performing organizations use for grooming outstanding leaders
  • Review the 5 steps that must be followed to build a culture that supports development from the top down
  • Utilize the Center for Creative Leadership’s 3 key elements with examples for successful leadership development: Assessment – Challenge -Support.

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About the speaker: Marcia’s expertise includes coaching high performers for senior and mid-management positions, developing effective executive teams, positioning organizations for significant growth and facilitating business and team performance. Her specialties include strategy and culture, change management, employee engagement, team building, career management, leadership assessment and development.

With over 25 years of management, business consulting and international experience in the areas of business transformation, talent management and leadership development, she provides strategic focus, alignment and guidance to business leaders and their teams to ensure they get on the right track, stay on the right track and not get side-tracked in their drive for higher performance and profitability.

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Human Resources Training, Leadership

Strategies for Effective Leadership

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Wondered what factors differentiate average performers from leaders, who go on to become the highest achievers? Apart from the readiness and willingness to grow, what marks out leadership is the ability to influence. It appears simple enough. Indeed, the core requirements of excellent leadership are pretty straightforward. Yet, we see far too many people struggle with it. One reason could be that lack of clarity and determination. Commitment and perseverance are necessary ingredients to leadership, and anyone who lacks these is bound to fail. It is because they lack the ability of applying the principles of being a leader that they usually fail.

Want to understand the ways by which to imbibe the right methods for leadership? A 90-minute webinar on April 23 from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for HR professionals, will offer this valuable learning. David Rohlander, author of the bestselling book, CEO Code, will be the speaker at this session. Please visit http://bit.ly/2YHEt2B   to enroll for this session and gain deep understanding of how to learn and implement strategies for effective leadership into your organization.

This webinar has been approved for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

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Strategies for Effective Leadership are a proven process for helping organizations improve their leadership. The focus of these strategies is on getting results for the organization. At this webinar, David will briefly touch upon the principles and theories, but the emphasis will be on how to apply specific strategies and tactics. He will show participants just exactly how they must behave as a leader to influence. This learning will help them identify the various types of leadership and why, when and how they are effective. Participants will gain greater clarity on why they should believe what they do, how to implement a leadership strategy and how to get the best results.

This webinar will offer clarity, definition and practical methods needed to become and achieve the mission of being a quality leader. Participants will learn the knowledge, attitudes, skills and behaviors necessary to become an exceptional leader. Another core component of leadership, power, will be discussed extensively. David will explain what power is, how one gets to use it for either good or evil, and the importance of understanding one’s own power and that of people around us.

Participants of this webinar will be able to see an appreciable difference in many areas. They will be able to:

  • Gain profound insight into people and behaviors
  • Adapt specific tools and methods to plan better
  • Set up systems to set goals, communicate and delegate
  • Have more free time to focus on the big picture
  • Inspire and improve their and their team’s morale
  • Reduce stress.

David will cover the following areas at this webinar:

  • What is leadership? What is management?
  • Discover the different types of leaders and which type is best
  • How to use power in the workplace
  • Learn the practical aspects of establishing goal clarity
  • Building balanced high achieving teams
  • Develop the practice of mastering your personal organization skills
  • How to balance the four primary functions of all leaders
  • You will explore the art and science of effective communication
  • Results are the ultimate goal. How do you measure and achieve the right things?

This session is aimed at the benefit of those who exhibit leadership or are required to interact with leaders, such as CEO, CFO, COO, Vice Presidents, Managers, and those being groomed for promotion.

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About the speaker:

David Rohlander is a highly acclaimed Executive Coach at David Rohlander, Inc., David Rohlander. Following the success of this first book, The CEO Code, Penguin/Alpha Books asked him to write another, Idiot’s Guides: Management Skills, which was released in late 2014.