Implementing an emergency succession plan for a sudden or unplanned leadership transition is overwhelming and confusing. The following timeline can help you prepare for the emergency succession-planning process. It should be used in combination with other tools in this toolkit. These steps assume that the suddenly transitioning leadership is not available to be part of planning and implementing. However, if the current leadership is available, that person should be included in all steps along the way.
For nothing is fixed, forever and forever and forever, it is not fixed; the earth is always shifting, the light is always changing, the sea does not cease to grind down rock.