Jumping away from the business world it is interesting to consider what nature teaches about succession – one of the foundation blocks for all leaders.

In Ecological science, succession is a fundamental concept that refers to the* “more or less predictable and orderly changes” that occur to the composition or structure of a community. These changes occur naturally and progressively, following the formation of a new habitat.

In business however, whilst there are some parallels, succession is rarely natural or progressive.