"Identifying the up-and-comers when all hell is breaking loose is not easy," writes John Baldoni for SmartBrief. "Executives are typically looking to survive the day, not look forward to succession planning. And so that's why it is essential to pay attention to what is happening and who is making it happen."
Baldoni advises leaders to watch for certain traits among employees:
- Out-of-the-box thinking
- Critical thinking
- Team ethos