Leadership Transitions: How to Avoid the Mess

I am delighted to be this week’s guest on Joan Garry’s podcast “Nonprofits are Messy” on the topic “leadership transitions, how to avoid the mess.” Join us for a lively discussion that covers:

Nonprofts Are Messy Episode 29
  • Recent trends in leadership transitions in the nonprofit sector
  • How to create a WRITTEN succession plan (and why it’s critical)
  • The single biggest mistake boards make in succession planning
  • The three things a board needs to do when confronted with a transition
  • Pros and cons of hiring internal candidates
  • What to do if you think you made the wrong hire

Here’s the link: Leadership Transitions: How to Avoid the Mess

Guide to Nonprofit LeadershipAlso, Joan has a book coming out, Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership.

In nine chapters, Joan covers a range of leadership topics, such as how to:

  • Build a powerhouse board
  • Create an impressive and sustainable fundraising program
  • Become seen as a “workplace of choice”
  • Be a compelling public face of your nonprofit

She’s offering some great bonuses if you preorder the book:

  • The 14 Attributes of a Thriving Nonprofit
  • A Guide to Running a Great Board Meeting
  • An Online “Evening With Joan” (virtual “book reading”)

Here’s a link for more info and where you can download a free chapter: Nonprofits Are Messy