Based on a review of the literature and several in-depth case studies, this book suggests a strategy-as-practice framework for succession and explores leadership logic, trust and followership. This book takes the reader through the key stages and disciplines required for effective top-level succession.
Corporations, growing entrepreneurial companies and family owners all must manage strong group dynamics and individual needs in a succession transition. This book includes a wide range of global client cases, including public sector organizations, corporations, entrepreneurial firms and family owners. Based on rigorous research and written in an accessible style with a focus on practical needs, readers will also be able to combine this analysis within disciplines of governance, leadership, strategy and organizational development.
This book will be of interest to students at an advanced level, academics and reflective practitioners as well as executives at the top levels of businesses.
Table of Contents
PART I. EXIT OF A CEO AND STRATEGIC SUCCESSION
2. Successions as Crossroads
3. Strategic Succession
4. The force of group dynamics
5. Managing feelings and emotions
6. Logic on Leadership; How successions creates leadership
Part II. ENTRY OF A CEO AND FOLLOWERSHI
7. Agent of evolution or transformation?
8. The Handover and CEO entry
9. Succession or Incubation?
10. Authority and Power
11. The Board; Trust and Followership
12. The social and psychodynamic in successions
Gry Osnes, PhD, works as an independent executive coach and researcher with family owners, entrepreneurship businesses and with chairs of boards.
Agnes Wilhelmsen, classics student, Exeter University, and research assistant for the book.