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Managing Leadership Transition for Nonprofits: Passing the Torch to Sustain Organizational Excellence by Laura Watkins, Susan Egmont, Barry Dym

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13. Leadership Continuity and Long-Term Governance

Back to the Beginning

The goal of leadership transition is to establish new leadership that will be effective and sustained. It is a goal that can only be measured with time, certainly not during the three- to six-month honeymoon almost always granted to new leaders. This chapter will quickly review the pathway toward good transitions, and then it will propose a set of activities aimed at sustaining and amplifying the gains made during the transition.

Where We’ve Been

Passing the Torch has focused on five ways to deal with the ill effects of rapid, frequent leadership turnover and, more importantly, how to turn the crises that are generated by the turnover into opportunities to advance the ...

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