Author: Al Schnur

Al has personally conducted more than 5,000 high-level evaluations during his career, and is particularly proud that more than 250,000 candidates have participated in assessment programs he designed. At present, Al focuses on C-level succession planning and assessment in support of CEOs, Boards and other high-level stakeholders.

Plan Succession
Al Schnur
by Al Schnur

Executive Assessment: 7 Tips for a Great Program, Part 2

In our previous post, we explored executive assessment as a tool for measuring leadership potential, and we looked at how they’re designed to uncover everything about an individual— from job performance to personality—that is relevant to a leadership role. Here are four more tips you should consider when implementing your executive assessments. Tip #4. Base Your […]

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Plan Succession
Al Schnur
by Al Schnur

Executive Assessment: 7 Tips for a Great Program, Part 1

Effective succession planning will always mitigate the risk of disruption or major turnover with your organization. One of the best ways to do that succession planning well? Implementing a robust executive assessment process. Good executive assessments measure job performance, leadership potential, natural skills and areas of strength and weakness—and they’ll give your organization a clear picture […]

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Develop Leaders
Al Schnur
by Al Schnur

15 Ways to Measure Leadership Potential

Leaders don’t grow on trees like apples or oranges. It takes strategic planning to put a person in the place in your organization where they’ll take root and grow strong—and where you’ll be able to harvest their true potential. But how do you correctly identify leadership potential every time? Here are 15 metrics we use—and […]

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Plan Succession
Al Schnur
by Al Schnur

Your succession plan: What no one is talking about

No two words seem to generate more fear in business circles than “succession plan.” Why? Succession planning is like the proverbial elephant in the room—everyone wants to pretend isn’t really there, even as it looms over all of them. Yet your succession plan cannot and should not be ignored. No one holds the same position […]

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Develop Leaders
Al Schnur
by Al Schnur

4 ways to develop leaders and build a talent pipeline

Leaders don’t simply grow on trees like apples or oranges. Factories don’t manufacture them like cars. Like a house, leaders must be built from the ground up. Successful companies know this, and therefore always create the blueprints to develop their leadership team. Shepherding leaders through the leadership passages that take them from the stockroom to […]

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Plan Succession
Al Schnur
by Al Schnur

Succession Planning: 5 Things the CEO Wants you to Know

How would you feel about riding as a passenger on a plane with a pilot who had never flown before? What would go through your mind if a doctor who had never performed an operation masked up to do a surgery on you? Experience matters in all areas of life, yet many organizations approach succession planning […]

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