Don't Wing Succession
Lessons learned from recent drama among the Brits
If you spent last month following the British royal family’s high-profile leadership transition, you might have felt something like relief. After all, it was someone else dealing with a sudden leadership transition—not your association.
Nonetheless, there’s a lot to learn from the saga of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who last month decided they’d had enough of the royal spotlight and moved to Canada, significantly scaling back hereditary roles that come with a significant amount of public-facing work.
The shift was unprecedented and dramatic, and it took a while to nail down the details. Organizations with succession issues of their own to worry about can learn something important from the episode, said Don Tebbe, a nonprofit advisor who focuses on leadership succession.
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