On Feb 26, NPQ posted this article on their website. I love this from a succession planning perspective (see #1 and #5), but it can be useful too when you're in a transition situation.
Pitfall #1: Ignoring the Elephant in the Room
Pitfall #2: Not Casting Your Net Wide Enough
Pitfall #3: Relying on Psychological Testing
Pitfall #4: Resetting Compensation Levels When a Leader Leaves
Pitfall #5: Concentrating Organizational Power at the Top
It's a quick & worthwhile read.