In healthcare, we have a tendency to nod our heads when it's suggested how important succession planning is -- and then shy away from the particulars of how to accomplish that.
It's a delicate dance: how does the leader make a graceful exit while the new executive is determined to put his or her stamp on the organization going forward?
In some places, it's the 800-pound elephant in the corner of the room. But it doesn't have to be. In a refreshingly candid look at the topic in Trustee magazine, published by the American Hospital Association, CEOs like Kindred's Ben Breier and Allina's Penny Wheeler, along with board chair Gene Toombs of St. Luke's in St. Louis, look at the process and share some insights on how they and their organizations made succession planning flat-out work.
At Furst Group, we are proud to underwrite this insightful look at what can be a very thorny topic. We hope you'll take a look. Click here to read the article. If you'd prefer a PDF copy, you can find that here. Thanks for reading!