William C. Byham, Ph.D., Audrey Smith, Ph.D., and Matthew Paese, Ph.D.?
 
Grow Your Own Leaders is designed to help you understand and implement systems that will develop the high-potential people your organization needs to grow and prosper—and to do it at "Web speed."
 
As most senior executives realize, organizations need more good leaders, and they need them now. Throughout this book, we describe what we believe are best practices in areas related to successful succession management.
 
For virtually every practice, we could have reported that "some do it this way, and some do it the other way..." and let the reader choose. Instead, with a few exceptions, we have hammered a stake in the ground and detailed what our experience has shown to be the best practices out of the spectrum of possibilities.