New CEO. Dysfunctional Organization. Now What?
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 [...]
Viewcrest Advisors is excited to announce that Dr. Barbara Vacarr will be joining Kripalu as their new CEO. Click here to read the press release.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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?” [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
Summary The best part about the hiring process is extending an offer to a terrific candidate and taking him or her out to a celebratory lunch when the offer is accepted. But what about contacting the candidates that you did not choose? And on the candidate’s side, while saying yes is easy and fun, turning [...]
Summary Being thoughtful about a nonprofit’s future talent needs can help an organization develop and maintain a steady stream of people to turn to when it’s time to hire. This steady stream—or talent pipeline—not only can help nonprofit leaders fill critical positions, but also can help them cultivate people who will be able to step [...]