Growing research indicates many healthcare organizations are reaping the benefits of proactively investing in the development of succession management capabilities.
Kevin Groves, PhD
Kevin Groves, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Management at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management; and President of Groves Consulting Group, which supports businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies with leadership and organization development solutions, including 360-degree assessment, executive development, and succession planning. He teaches a range courses at the Graziadio School, including leadership competency development, organization design, and organizational change. Dr. Groves primarily teaches in the Graziadio School’s full-time and part-time MBA programs at the Malibu and West Los Angeles campuses. An active leadership scholar, Dr. Groves’ research is currently focused on talent management and succession planning practices and the ROI of leadership development practices. He is widely published in business management and leadership journals, including the Health Care Management Review, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Group & Organization Management, Human Resource Development Quarterly, and Journal of Management Development. Groves is currently completing a book project that examines the clinical, financial, and workforce performance outcomes of talent management and succession planning best practices in hospitals and national healthcare systems. Published by Second River Healthcare Press, the book (Winning Strategies: Building a Sustainable Leadership Pipeline through Talent Management and Succession Planning) will be available in May 2017.