Talent Management Truths

Lattice Structures in Succession Planning with Kate McKinnon

October 25, 2023 Lisa Mitchell Episode 101
Talent Management Truths
Lattice Structures in Succession Planning with Kate McKinnon
Show Notes

“You don’t have to move in one particular direction.”

-Kate McKinnon

How does your succession planning strategy work?  Is it more focused on moving people UP or does it include moving people ACROSS?     In today’s episode, my guest gives us a peek into how to ensure that there are multiple avenues for people’s development and talent cross-population which develops breadth and depth.

My guest is Kate McKinnon. Kate is an enthusiastic Human Resources Executive with progressive experience in a variety of industries. Currently serving as Playfly Sports’ Head of Human Resources, Kate has proven success navigating change and creating programs to ensure successful implementation of business initiatives. Areas of expertise include Leadership Development, Organizational Change Management, Talent Acquisition, and Decentralized Workforce Collaboration.

In this episode of Talent Management Truths, you’ll discover:

  • The connection between resilience and getting to 80%
  • An overview of how to approach succession planning in a “latticed” way vs. the traditional stairway model 
  • A breakdown of skills that are important for both Sales and HR professionals


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