Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp)
Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp)

Professor Patrick Wright Talks Next Practices on CEO Succession

i4cp Issues Latest Edition of From Now to Next

Seattle, WA, August 08, 2014 --( CEO turnover in the United States has reached the highest levels since 2008, according to a recent report from Bloomberg, and companies are struggling to fill this crucial position effectively. In fact, the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) found that only 27 percent of high-performance organizations believe they have competent successors ready to fill executive-level roles. To manage strategic talent gaps, organizations must develop deeper levels of bench strength.

As a leader in discovering the people practices that drive high performance, i4cp is proud to announce the latest edition in its From Now to Next series. Published monthly, these executive thinksheets help human resource professionals and other business leaders approach critical workplace challenges. This edition features Professor Patrick Wright, a member of i4cp’s Thought Leader Consortium and Chair in the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business.

To obtain a free download of From Now to Next, visit

In From Now to Next, Professor Wright explains the single most important element of CEO succession planning and discusses other topics:

- Current business strategies
- Internal candidates versus external candidates
- Succession considerations CHROs often overlook
- Companies that handle CEO succession planning well
- The future of succession planning

Professor Wright will speak at the i4cp 2015 Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., which takes place March 16-19. Early registration is encouraged as seats fill quickly:

The next edition of From Now to Next focuses on change management and features Amy Kates, distinguished author and managing partner at KatesKesler Organization Consulting.
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