Linking Leadership and Succession Planning

  • Paul TurnerEmail author
Part of the Organizational Behaviour in Health Care book series (OBHC)


Leadership is not a finite proposition, and so the well-governed health sector Board will include leadership as part of its strategic review process and to keep CEO and Executive team succession as a standing Board agenda item because it ensures a multilayered, multigenerational process. At its extremes, the extent of this ‘future fit’ leadership assessment will be based on ensuring either continuity (of strategy, policy, stewardship, and culture) or transformation (to new care or business models) in response to changing circumstances. The identification of individuals who are able to deliver against these scenarios is referred to as succession planning.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Leeds Business SchoolLeeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUK

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