Leaders Matter - September 3, 2020 - Leadership Transition in a Time of Turmoil

How to make a CEO transition work during a crisis
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September 2020
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Leaders Matter
Nonprofit leadership, careers, and recruiting

Leadership Transition in a Time of Turmoil

Nonprofit leadership transitions, especially those that involve a founder stepping down, can be fraught with uncertainty. Throw in a global pandemic, an economic crisis, and an increased focus on racial injustice, and the challenge might seem near impossible. Yet for Ali Knight, the new CEO of Fresh Lifelines for Youth, it was the perfect time for him and the organization to take a bold step.
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