Choosing Leaders for Nonprofit Organizations
* Give the new leader time to observe before expecting grand new plans. Great leaders listen before they talk.
No matter how thoroughly a search committee does its work, the outcome is never guaranteed. An error can be devastatingly costly. So, one must be able to sleep at night knowing that every effort has been made to catapult the charitable organization in a positive direction with the leadership change, rather than to mire it in a swamp of disorganization and discontent.