In order to ensure its future long-term growth and prosperity, your company requires a strong, unified, and effective leadership team to provide the vision, ideology, and clarity of purpose for your organization that employees will rally behind. In small and medium sized enterprises, the role of leadership is to provide both long-term strategic direction, and effective day-to-day operational management. This dual responsibility of both long-term direction and short-term operations can be extremely challenging.
A well-appointed and highly functioning Board of Directors is also important to enhance an organizations success through providing effective governance, seasoned leadership and access to key networks and people.
Developing effective leadership teams requires proactive planning and execution of a well-designed succession plan. A good succession plan will help you retaining existing team members and develop new talent either by coaching internally, or recruiting externally. The plan should be broad, spanning the entire company, and can include feeder groups for each core business function.
F&M consultants bring a depth of experience in succession planning – we understand what’s required to build and maintain effective leadership teams. We offer services in the following areas:
- assessing and improving the skills of your managers and executives
- defining core competencies for critical leadership roles, and identifying and grooming suitable candidates
- designing programs for executive retention and succession
- creating organizational development and change management plans
Because of the great diversity of organizational structures (corporations, not-for-profits, associations, government departments) management development needs vary widely. There are is no one size fits all solutions. F&M develops a customized solution service for each client’s unique situation.