164: Stack Your Bench — Succession Planning in Higher Ed

Succession planning — the way most of us do it — doesn’t work. Face it: the last thing that today’s leaders want to do is plan their exit while they’re still 100% invested in doing today’s work. And that’s why this topic is so important: it is precisely because it is unpalatable that we hide from it, dodge it, look the other way.

The opportunity is to think of our work in a holistic way and from day one, be thinking about how you would turn over or share your work with others.  Today on the show we’re talking about succession planning and the impact on our institutions and teams when we don’t take an active role in stacking our bench with future leaders from within and outside the organization.

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