Brian Lamb, founder and CEO of C-SPAN, announced his retirement this week after starting the television network over three decades ago. Inc. magazine has a nice piece up now about Lamb’s efforts to ensure a smooth “officer transition,” so to speak.
The practical reason for an executive to help his successor is to make certain the organization continues to survive. Leadership at its core is not about self; it’s about commitment to others. For an executive who is retiring that means devoting time to succession as well as to helping the successor understand the roles and responsibilities of the job.
Read the full story here.