Succession Planning and Management: The Backbone of the Radiology Group's Future

J Am Coll Radiol. 2017 Jan;14(1):125-129. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2016.08.006. Epub 2016 Oct 5.


The transition of leadership within radiology practices is often not a planned replacement process with formal development of potential future leaders. To ensure their ongoing success, however, practices need to develop comprehensive succession plans that include a robust developmental program for potential leaders consisting of mentoring, coaching, structured socialization, 360-degree feedback, developmental stretch assignments, job rotation, and formal education. Succession planning and leadership development will be necessary in the future for a practice to be successful in its business relationships and to be financially viable.

Keywords: Succession planning; coaching; leadership; management; mentoring.

MeSH terms

  • Forecasting
  • Health Facility Planning / organization & administration*
  • Leadership*
  • Mentoring / organization & administration*
  • Models, Organizational
  • Organizational Objectives
  • Personnel Staffing and Scheduling / organization & administration*
  • Practice Management, Medical / organization & administration*
  • Private Practice / organization & administration
  • Program Development / methods
  • Radiology / organization & administration*
  • Staff Development / organization & administration
  • United States