Witt/Kieffer: Best Practices for Hiring a Successor

Any conscientious executive knows the value in naming and developing a successor. Given enough time and mentoring, your understudy can learn the ropes, gain critical experience and, when the time is right, take over your responsibilities in what is hopefully a seamless transition. Such leadership succession planning is good for the organization, not to mention the fact that it reflects well upon your own legacy.

David Boggs, practice leader of WK Advisors—a Witt/Kieffer division that offers mid-level executive search consulting services—has counseled countless organizations in healthcare and other industries on leadership succession and how to identify and place mid-level executives who have the mettle to one day excel in the C-suite. In this Q&A, Boggs shares suggestions that senior executives can follow to effectively recruit and mentor someone to fill their shoes.

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