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Succession planning easier said than done

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In the four years you've served as a manager, your boss has repeatedly told you half-jokingly, "You're too valuable where you are for me to promote you."

That's not funny.

You work hard and earn kudos from your 12 employees. They love you. Whenever your company engages in 360-degree feedback, you get glowing reviews all around.

Yet your boss, Ari, won't promote you because there's no one to replace you. "When you develop a pipeline of qualified people to step into your shoes, then we can talk about your next step up," Ari says.

You've done everything in your power to fill that pipeline. You've recruited talented people and given them increasing responsibilities. You've tried to hire go-getters who seek a career rather than a job.

Just when you start grooming someone with promise, they leave. You've noticed that most of your hires are under 30—and many of them initially say they want to build a career with your organization. ...(register to read more)

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