What Christmas Trees Can Teach Us about Succession Planning

By Tom Davidson

It’s the time of year when thousands of Christmas tree lots dot the countryside, bringing millions of these uniquely groomed trees to homes everywhere. In this video message, I describe how Christmas trees are shaped and how their leaders are groomed for the top job of each tree.

Please enjoy and use the metaphor of the tree’s leader and the analogy of succession planning to think about preparing new leaders for your team, department or organization.

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