CEO Succession Program

Paving  the Path for Future Leadership Brilliance

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Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today With Succession Planning

When it comes to planning for the transition of CEOs, many companies tend to overlook the crucial step of preparing the next generation of leaders. While executives often have a plan for their own retirement or departure, the focus on identifying their successors is frequently neglected. In many cases, CEO succession planning is treated as a top-down process, with CEOs and board members deciding on the next C-suite executive without considering future leadership needs.

This approach can leave companies without a clear vision or direction, hampering their ability to innovate and grow. One of the major challenges faced by organizations is finding a suitable replacement for a departing CEO, often during a critical period. Establishing a robust CEO succession plan becomes imperative to ensure a smooth transition and to have the right leader in place when the CEO steps down.

Do you have a seasoned, high-performing executive poised to become your successor in the next 1-2 years? While many companies do have someone in mind, the lack of prior CEO experience introduces significant risks when considering the promotion.

Elevating Your Successor, Securing Your Legacy!

Succession anxiety? The CEO Project has your back. We transform your chosen leader into a confident captain, ready to navigate the complexities of the CEO chair. Through immersive mentorship from seasoned advisors and a curated peer group of accomplished CEOs, your candidate gains invaluable firsthand exposure to high-level decision-making.

But it’s not just about experience. Our CEO succession planning process leverages data-driven models to illuminate the ideal candidate, whether internal or external, perfectly aligned with your company’s unique growth trajectory. We craft tailored profiles that pinpoint the essential qualities for your next phase, ensuring your board is always prepared for seamless CEO succession transitions.

Investing in CEO search and succession isn’t just about the future; it’s about securing your legacy. With The CEO Project, you can hand over the reins with confidence, knowing your company is in capable hands.

How We Find Your Ideal Candidate

Forget polished resumes, your next CEO needs to be a growth sponge and a collaborative maestro, already harmonizing at the CXO level. The CEO Project seeks humble leaders who report directly to the CEO and fuel growth in $50M+ companies. Through interviews and assessments, we’ll help you unearth these hidden gems, ensuring your future captain navigates the boardroom with The CEO Project’s signature blend of humility and high-octane leadership. Contact us today to learn more about our CEO succession consulting.

Time Commitment and Exclusive Opportunities

    • 8 to 10 individual coaching sessions lasting one hour each.
    • Quarterly group meetings spanning 1.5 days.
    • Exclusive invitations to participate in live recordings of The Lazy CEO Podcast.
    • Special invitation to the Annual CEO Summit.

Family Succession

For a founder, the aspiration might be to pass down their business to not only their children but also their grandchildren. Jim Schleckser explores proven CEO succession strategies to make this dream a success.