Succession plan

  • Identify emerging leaders in the club.
  • Encourage them to develop skills by delegating responsibilities.
  • Support them when they express interest in running for an office.
  • Welcome your successor as part of the leadership team and help him or her gradually assume the new role.
  • Look for opportunities to mentor your successor.
  • Use the club board of directors as training ground for future leaders.
Great leaders set up their successors for even greater successes.
—Jim Collins, Good to Great