J Sutton International Journal of Coaching in Organizations 2008
Organizations today are concerned about the impending shortage of leadership talent as a result of the looming baby boomer generation’s exodus from the workforce with fewer “GenXers” and “GenYers” to replace them. 2008 is heralded by the media as the first year of the exodus. Consequently, companies are focusing more resources and time on talent reviews, identifying future leaders and succession planning. Preparing today’s high potential talent for tomorrow’s leadership roles is an urgent and pressing business priority.