Worried about succession? Read here

standing in lineDoes it feel like your organization or company has one perfect person at the top…and no one coming up the ranks behind? Or are you getting ready to move out of the hot seat yourself, and there’s no one ready to sit in it? Here’s a good, if longish, read about that leadership gap.

This article from Stanford Social Innovation Review is couched as a succession-planning piece for nonprofit leaders, but all you board members and corporate leaders? It’s for you too. The joint challenges of mentorship and room for growth are common challenges to strong, sustainable leadership in most organizations.

If you just scan part of this article, jump to “Reversing the Trend” and think of the 70/20/10 rule of learning. How does this apply to your role, your company or organization? And if you want to read a lot more about what motivates workers and how to keep good people, pick up a copy of “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us,” by Dan Pink.