Whenever I talk about executive director succession planning, one of the things that I always stress is the importance of the outgoing executive director to do just that: go out. Leave the organization. And this is regardless of the individual (founder, long-serving, short-serving) and the reasons for the departure. Naturally, if the experience with the exiting executive has been a good one, then you want that departure heralded with the proper fanfare.
There is one exception to this hard and fast rule and it only involves Read more