Everyone leaves the organization at some point. But what's most frustrating is when a critical leader takes another position, and there is no one who can step in. For those thrust into these roles, it's sink or swim. From an organizational perspective, why risk having an untrained person responsible for leading a part of the business? Promoting the best and the brightest is not always the best solution. Succession planning is a highly orchestrated process to train and development tomorrow's leaders today.