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Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.)
Corporate organizations are facing a shortage of future senior management leaders. The purpose of this single case study was to explore leadership mentoring strategies used to develop future C-suite executives in the waste industry. Companies may improve business practices by mentoring future generations to understand corporate responsibilities and expectations. The target population came from a regional waste company located in central Florida. The study participants consisted of 3 C-suite executives of the company responsible for the management and mentoring of future C-suite executive mentees. The conceptual framework for this study was rooted in transformational leadership theory. Data were collected using semistructured face-to-face interviews, along with supporting documentation provided by the C-suite executives, including the company succession plan. Through methodological triangulation, coding, and thematic analysis, 4 themes emerged that could help C-suite executives in the successful mentoring of future C-suite executives. The 4 themes that emerged from the study, were (1) C-suite executives use various strategies to identify talent, (2) C-suite executives use various mentoring and coaching strategies to develop future C-suite executives, (3) C-suite executives use formal and informal leadership strategies to mentor, and (4) succession planning is in place or planned. The implication for social change was improved mentoring strategies for future C-suite candidates. These strategies may transfer to industries that face generational mentoring issues and challenges, improving structural and managerial growth and stability, which will aid in providing community employment opportunities.
Tynes, Vernon Walter, "Mentoring Strategies to Prevent Leadership Shortfalls Among C-Suite Executives" (2018). Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies. 5143.