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  Apostolic Succession
The role of apostolic succession in preserving true doctrine is illustrated in the Bible.
But [it is also incumbent] to hold in suspicion others who depart from the primitive succession, and assemble themselves together in any place whatsoever, either as heretics of perverse minds, or as schismatics puffed up and self-pleasing, or again as hypocrites, acting thus for the sake of lucre and vainglory.
The succession of priests, from the very see of the apostle Peter, to whom the Lord, after his resurrection, gave the charge of feeding his sheep [John 21:15—17], up to the present episcopate, keeps me here.
www.catholic.com /library/Apostolic_Succession.asp   (1568 words)

  9(i) Plant Succession
Succession is a directional non-seasonal cumulative change in the types of plant species that occupy a given area through time.
His successional concept suggested that communities of organisms are subject to special laws in which the action of the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, and that this action results in a directional change in the species composition of the community to a climax state controlled primarily by climate.
Secondary succession - is the invasion of a habitat by plants on land that was previously vegetated.
www.physicalgeography.net /fundamentals/9i.html   (2163 words)

  Succession - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Succession of property at law covers the two distinct concepts of inheritance (a gift made by will or other testamentary document on death) and heirship, which applies where property passed to one or more dependants according to a formula set out in law, religion, custom or under the terms of a trust.
Succession may be thought of as a more general term for any possible progression, as in chord progression or harmonic progression, though not all simultaneity successions are harmonic progressions.
Ecological succession refers to the often predictable series of changes in an ecological community over time after a disturbance, such as a fire, hurricane, or a small-scale disturbance such as a tree fall.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Succession   (235 words)

 Ecological succession - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ecological succession, a fundamental concept in ecology, refers to more-or-less predictable and orderly changes in the composition or structure of an ecological community.
Ecological succession was formerly seen as having a stable end-stage called the climax (see Frederic Clements), sometimes referred to as the 'potential vegetation' of a site, shaped primarily by the local climate.
Understanding of succession was long dominated by the theories of Frederic Clements, a contemporary of Cowles, who held that successional sequences of communities (seres), were highly predictable and culminated in a climatically determined stable climax.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ecological_succession   (869 words)

 Nearctica - Ecology - Succession
The basic principles of succession are covered, in particular the effect of succession on the species composition of the community and changes in primary and secondary productivity over time.
A short introduction to succession with emphasis on the definition of terms in community succession.
Synoptic lecture notes on succession covering the principles of succession, its causes, the climax community, and the effect of disturbance on the composition of communities.
www.nearctica.com /ecology/success.htm   (163 words)

 Ecological Succession   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The "engine" of succession, the cause of ecosystem change, is the impact of established species have upon their own environments.
It is possible to observe both the on-going process of succession and the consequences of past succession events at almost any point along the trail.
To appreciate how ecological succession affects humans and also to begin to appreciate the incredible time and monetary cost of ecological succession, one only has to visualize a freshly tilled garden plot.
www.nk2.psu.edu /naturetrail/succession.htm   (1250 words)

 HRSoft - Top 12 Reasons for Succession Planning   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The purpose of succession planning is to help management build the organizational capability necessary to achieve business results and to translate business strategies into organizational capability that will enable the organization to be successful in the future.
Succession planning is necessary to ensure that leadership growth keeps pace with organizational growth.
Succession planning is no longer simply a matter of finding the one right person for a job.
www.hrsoft.com /www/htmlver/succession_planning.html   (810 words)

 Mark McCleery's Biology Essay   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Succession is a result of these changes and is defined as a series of progressive changes in an area with one community replacing the other until a climax community is created.
The sequence of communities during succession is known as a sere, the type of sere is determined by the environment being colonised, eg a hydrosere is a series of successions in an aquatic environment and a xerosere is a succession beginning in a dry area.
During succession energy flow in an ecosystem is fundamentally changed, the changes are demonstrated in the quantity of standing crop in the ecosystem.
www.btinternet.com /~fulton/mark.htm   (1193 words)

 Advanced Succession of High Elevation White Pines
Succession is the process of forest recovery after a disturbance.
As succession advances, the spruce and fir trees get larger and shade the white pines causing the white pines to die out and become a smaller component of the forest.
Advanced succession is a condition of a forested stand therefore high value white pine trees would be those with heritable rust resistance or other unique traits.
www.fs.fed.us /rm/highelevationwhitepines/Management/Strategy/succession.htm   (288 words)

 Practical Application of Gaelic Irish Tanistic Succession
Under the Irish system of tanistic succession (as opposed to the English system of pure primogeniture), a "Tanist" i.e., "heir apparent" or, in Gaelic, "Tanaiste", "the expected one", may be nominated by the current Chief, and may be any suitable male from within his 'derbhfine'.
The Irish mode of succession is tanistry, a concept that the English conquerors tried very hard to suppress, offering Irish princes English Earldoms governed by primogeniture in exchange ("Surrender & Re-grant") for abdication of their ancient royal and princely ranks governed by the old Gaelic form of salic tanistry.
A candidate for succession must have a pedigree fully satisfactory to a Council of Chiefs (suppporting the salic form of tanistic succession), be ready, willing and able to assume the Chiefship, and have a superior rather a merely "senior" right to the Chiefship.
mccarthy.montana.com /Articles/tanistry.html   (908 words)

The area closest to the water line is open beach, and from there, succession proceeds through young foredune (with some grasses) to older foredune (with cottonwoods, etc.) to pine dune to fl oak forest to oak-hickory forest, and finally, to beech-maple forest.
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biology.clc.uc.edu /courses/bio303/succession.htm   (1157 words)

 Center for Creative Leadership - CCL e-Newsletter May 2006: Succession Management: Who's Next?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Succession planning is more active than replacement planning, but is a less proactive, more static approach than succession management.
Succession management is a more elaborate, integrated and systematic approach that includes the identification and development of high potentials so that when a vacancy occurs in a key position, the organization does not have just a list of potential candidates but a pool of better-prepared candidates.
Succession management is the most robust approach; however, it requires the most resources and an organizational culture that sees the value of talent development and understands how to integrate that into daily operations.
www.ccl.org /leadership/enewsletter/2006/MAYsuccession.aspx?pageId=1632   (600 words)

The succession of Mary was unprecedented.(46) To a sixteenth century mind this was a guarantee of a disputed succession, a civil war or at least domination by a foreign power by marriage.
The settling of the succession on the heirs of the Electress Sophia was an extension of this elective approach, but the succession thereafter proceeded by inheritance.
Henry VIII provided for the succession of his daughters by statute, but it was therein said that the Crown should pass to females "according to their ages, as the Crown of England has been accustomed, and ought to go in cases where there be heirs female to the same" (25 Hen VIII c 22).
www.geocities.com /noelcox/Succession_Law.htm   (8038 words)

 Succession Planning Slip sheet
Succession planning ensures that there are highly qualified people in all positions, not just today, but tomorrow, next year, and five years from now.
Succession planning establishes a process that recruits employees, develops their skills and abilities, and prepares them for advancement, all while retaining them to ensure a return on the organization's training investment.
With good succession planning, employees are ready for new leadership roles as the need arises, and when someone leaves, a current employee is ready to step up to the plate.
www.opm.gov /hr/employ/products/succession/succ_plan_text.htm   (309 words)

 Succession Planning Software for HR Management
Succession planning, along with workforce management in general, is increasingly regarded as a growing influence in determining the success of an enterprise.
With fewer layers of middle management available to fill these key roles it is important that potential successors are identified early and given appropriate training so that when the time comes for their move to more senior roles disruption is minimized.
The important thing is to build a succession plan which is ongoing and durable rather than something which you just look at during the annual planning process.
www.successionwizard.com   (749 words)

 Vallieres. Tudor Succession Problems.
The succession problems of the Tudor monarchs were largely caused by their lack of issue, for none of Henry VIII's children had children, poor health and were complicated by plots arising from the uncertainty of the succession, foreign affairs, and the wishes of the monarchs of the periods in relation to Henry VIII's will.
On October 18, the succession battle began with renewed vigour in Parliament with the Commons threatening to withhold supplies until a settlement was reached.
Elizabeth however, did nothing to exclude Mary from the succession, until she was found to have given approval For a plot which with the aid of the Spanish army would murder Elizabeth.
www.luminarium.org /renlit/vallieres.htm   (3616 words)

 succession - Definitions from Dictionary.com
Succession is usually initiated by a significant disturbance of an existing community.
Each succeeding community modifies the physical environment, as by introducing shade or changing the fertility or acidity of the soil, creating new conditions that benefit certain species and inhibit others until a climax community is established.
Family succession is the passing of one person's assets and role in the family onto an heir.
dictionary.reference.com /browse/succession   (1055 words)

 Fossils, Rocks, and Time: Fossil Succession
If we continue backwards in time, we will successively come to levels where no fossils of flowering plants are present, no birds, no mammals, no reptiles, no four-footed vertebrates, no land plants, no fishes, no shells, and no animals.
Early explanations were built around the idea of successive natural disasters or catastrophes that periodically destroyed life.
His explanation gave scientific meaning to the observed succession of once-living species seen as fossils in the record of Earth's history preserved in the rocks.
pubs.usgs.gov /gip/fossils/succession.html   (1044 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Apostolic Succession
Apostolic succession is found in the Catholic Church.
Being persuaded that continuity with Christ is essential to their legitimate status, they have devised theories of the essentials of Christianity, and of a Christian Church, exactly suiting their own denomination.
form of ordination was so altered to suit the new views on the priesthood that it became ineffective, and the succession of priests failed as well as the succession of bishops.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01641a.htm   (2593 words)

 Order of Presidential Succession — Infoplease.com
The cabinet members are ordered in the line of succession according to the date their offices were established.
The contemporary presidency: unity in the executive and the Presidential Succession Act.
Cometh the hour Cometh the man: the results of their presidential election was a vote of confidence in the Palestinians' political......
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0101032.html   (424 words)

 Succession Management and Planning for Executives and Managers
Succession Management gives your global organization the answers.
Succession Management also helps construct and create entirely new department hiring plans, and gives employees visibility into the future of their careers.
This unique succession management solution enables the end-to-end process of employee development, career planning, succession planning, and inventory gap analysis, from individual contributors to the highest level of executive management.
www.successfactors.com /succession-management/enterprise   (354 words)

 TVA: Leadership/Succession Planning
Candidates should demonstrate high potential/ability to achieve success at higher levels and may be assigned a mentor to help guide their development.
The Action Plan should also include a strategic assessment of leadership depth, identification of rotational opportunities to further develop candidates, and a description of allocated resources (compensation, training, coaching, etc.) to employees based on their actual or potential contribution to organization excellence.
The focus of these meetings will be to discuss topics such as development options for top talent, organization succession plans, and other critical workforce issues.
www.tva.gov /foia/readroom/policy/prinprac/intstaffplan1.htm   (854 words)

 The Wars of the Texas Succession - The New York Review of Books
If hypocrisy is the tribute vice pays to virtue, compassionate conservatism is the policy hypocrisy uses to disguise economic vice.
The advent of a Machiavelli-inclined dynasty in what may be a Machiavellian Moment for the American Republic is not a happy coincidence....
National governance has, at least temporarily, moved away from the proven tradition of a leader chosen democratically, by a majority or plurality of the electorate, to the succession of a dynastic heir whose unfortunate inheritance is privileged, covert, and globally embroiling.
www.nybooks.com /articles/16911   (3908 words)

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