With the scare of the upcoming H1N1 pandemic taking centre stage, preparations for this oncoming assault is a priority for most organizations. It’s only normal. But, at the same time, sit back and think! H1N1 is not going to be your biggest problem… in fact the H1N1 issue is essentially a short term problem. In my view as a professional executive search consultant, your biggest problem will be leadership succession and general workforce planning. After all, CEOs, Executive Directors, and general staff for that matter will be retiring in droves, and, if not, they may be recruited to more lucrative or challenging roles. Still again, some people will simply jump ship!