Succession Planning

Leveraging Top Female Talent (video)

By Muriel Jones on November 2, 2012

It’s more vital than ever to hold onto and leverage top performers. Yet, women still face incredible corporate re-entry challenges after leaving the workplace for even very short periods of time to care for their children. Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Founder and

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How to Plan for Your Own Succession by Marshall Goldsmith

By Kristin Schepici on June 25, 2012

Focus less on what you’re leaving and more on where you’re headed next.

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Seven Steps to Optimizing Your Succession Planning System

By Kristin Schepici on June 19, 2012

One of the most critical questions facing leading organizations is how to develop the next generation of leaders. Organizations need to be proactive and prepared for future performance with a “ready now” workforce.

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Where will we find tomorrow’s leaders? An interview with Linda Hill

By Muriel Jones on June 1, 2012

Linda Hill Thought Leader Series

Harvard Professor Linda A. Hill comments on her HBR article, Where Will We Find Tomorrow’ Leaders?

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New Leadership Breakfast Series Announced

By Muriel Jones on January 19, 2012

Linkage to announce new Leadership Breakfast Seminar Series: Linkage Networking Events coming to a city near you. First breakfast seminar to be held on February 3rd at the Boys and Girls Club of Atlanta.

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A Conversation with Bill Conaty on candor and trust in leadership

By Muriel Jones on September 30, 2011

In the following excerpt, HR legend Bill Conaty depicts how Candor and Trust are to be used to lead to better insights into people’s talent and to pinpoint development needs in order to accelerate personal growth in organizations.

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Women and Wal-Mart

By Kristin Schepici on September 22, 2011

From the Washington Post’s article, Wal-Mart pledges billions to aid women businesses, reporter Ylan Q. Mui writes how the American public multinational corporation “will spend billions of dollars over the next five years to train female workers around the world and support women-owned businesses, the latest attempt by the world’s largest retailer to tackle broad social issues and shore up its image.”

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From Silicon Valley to Wall Street – the “Girls Club” is getting smaller

By Kristin Schepici on September 9, 2011

After two years leading the wealth-management division at the nation’s largest bank, Bank of America Corporation, Sallie Krawcheck was let go this week. Krawcheck’s removal was due to “reshuffling of the top ranks” by the company’s CEO Brian Moynihan. The Los Angeles Times reports “Sallie Krawcheck’s departure from a high-ranking job at Bank of America spotlights a trend on Wall Street: Women, in recent years, have lost their jobs more often than men.” According to Economic Policy Institute, between 2007 and 2010, 12.5% of women in the financial industry lost their jobs, compared to only 8.8% of men.

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William J. Conaty Elected to Goodyear Board

By Muriel Jones on August 12, 2011

“Bill Conaty is one of the most highly respected people in his field and is a true business leader,” said Goodyear Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard J. Kramer. “Bill’s experience in coaching and developing leaders and teams will be a tremendous asset to both our board of directors and our company.” — The Goodyear Tire Rubber Company, in a recent press release.

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Who Are Our Future Leaders? Five Emerging Trends Uncovered

By Kristin Schepici on June 29, 2011

Many qualities of effective leadership – characteristics such as communicating vision, demonstrating integrity, focusing on results, and ensuring customer satisfaction – will never change.

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