The Leadership Succession Crisis can be Solved by Instilling Leadership Skills in Employees from Day One

January 30, 2024
Greg Crumpton



In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly grappling with the challenges of leadership succession. This issue is heightened by a significant demographic shift, as baby boomers retire in the United States, altering the dynamics of the workforce.

Against this backdrop, this episode of “Straight Outta Crumpton” sees hosts Greg Crumpton and Gabrielle Bar engage in a pertinent discussion with Dr. Nanette Miner, Managing Consultant at The Training Doctor, LLC. The episode zeroes in on a critical question facing SMEs: How can they cultivate effective leadership and ensure a smooth transition in their succession planning?

Dr. Miner emphasizes the importance of instilling leadership skills from the onset of an employee’s career, a strategy that’s crucial for SMEs struggling to navigate the complexities of developing future leaders in a landscape marked by generational change and the impending departure of experienced professionals.

“My belief system is teach everybody leadership skills, the minute they walk in the door,” Dr. Miner said.

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