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Nov 08, 2017

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by: Kathleen Yazbak

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Summary The only thing more important than strategic clarity is having the talent to execute the strategy for lasting impact, says Bridgespan’s Tom Tierney. Here he talks with Bridgespan alumna and founder of Viewcrest Advisors Kathleen Yazbak about the key qualities and priorities nonprofit boards should possess to help ensure the organizations they serve can [...]

Nov 08, 2017

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by: Kathleen Yazbak

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In this second Q&A of a series with board members who have both nonprofit and for-profit board experience, Len Schlesinger, a professor at Harvard Business School, talks with former Bridgespan partner and founder of Viewcrest Advisors, Kathleen Yazbak, about the importance of talent management and how nonprofit boards can better serve their organizations. Nonprofit boards [...]

Nov 08, 2017

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by: Kathleen Yazbak

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This is a great piece by friend and colleague, Nicki Roth: Summary As a new CEO, confronting deeply rooted and unproductive habits and systems in an organization isn't for the faint of heart. It takes time, careful planning, and patience to work through the weeds of a dysfunctional organization. This story recounts one CEO's journey to [...]

Oct 26, 2017

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by: Kathleen Yazbak

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Summary Stepping into a new role is challenging even under ideal circumstances. It can become a formidable task when employees are grieving the loss of their longtime leader. Establishing a transition plan, as the Alliance for Children and Families new leader Susan Dreyfus did, helped her not only plan and prioritize goals for the future—it [...]

Oct 26, 2017

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by: Kathleen Yazbak

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Summary Finding the candidate who is the best cultural fit for your nonprofit organization can be very challenging. But there are practices that can help you make a successful hire. Your organization is looking to fill a senior management position. You have already carefully defined the skills and concrete work experience necessary for someone to [...]

Oct 26, 2017

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by: Kathleen Yazbak

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Summary Onboarding—a systematic method for transitioning new staffers into an organization—can be especially important for the for-profit professional moving into a senior nonprofit role. Successfully transitioning into a senior nonprofit management role takes teamwork. Both the individual taking the position and the organization welcoming the new hire should be equally committed to making the onboarding [...]

Oct 26, 2017

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by: Kathleen Yazbak

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Summary Determining whether a prospective employer is a good cultural fit can be a challenging process for job seekers, especially those who are entering the nonprofit sector for the first time. But there are practices that can help. “How can I assess if a job is a good fit for my personality and work style?” [...]

Oct 26, 2017

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by: Kathleen Yazbak

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Summary What should those who are looking to transition to a career in the nonprofit sector do to prepare themselves for their new roles? What skills do they need to hone? What cultural changes can they expect? Live Discussion from the Chronicle of Philanthropy This online discussion occurred on Tuesday, January 29, at noon, U.S. [...]

Oct 26, 2017

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by: Kathleen Yazbak

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Summary Each of the young leaders mentioned in the article "Young Leaders: The Challenge of Developing Yourself" went through, and continues to go through, a process of growth and development, and each has benefited greatly from the advice of others. Reflecting upon their experiences, they shared the following tips for others seeking to develop their [...]
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