The age old problem to be warned against when succession planning your leadership team. How many times have you seen high performers promoted to critical leadership roles in your business without any assessment of the gaps in their management and leadership skills to be able to deliver success?

Without assessing these and putting a robust plan in place to fill the gaps, employee engagement and your business performance could plummet.

It doesn't mean that you shouldn't promote due to a lack of leadership experience but you have to support the individual by mentoring and coaching otherwise you are in for a bumpy ride!!