dives across critical elements of effective executive teams: how to lead a highperforming team, set the right priorities for its work, optimize its composition, lead effective meetings, support effective team dynamics, and finally, embed diversity, equity, and inclusion into its work.
Regardless of your organization’s size or stage of growth, this special collection offers practical advice, tactics, and tools for getting the most from the work executive team members do together.
Executive Team Effectiveness Toolkit
Boost your executive team's performance using the tools and approaches featured in our latest toolkit.
Increasing Nonprofit Executive Team EffectivenessBy Libbie Landles-Cobb, Henry Barmeier, and Kirk Kramer
A nonprofit executive team's effectiveness is essential for an organization's success. Yet often these teams underperform for a variety of reasons. The five steps laid out here can help nonprofit executive teams move from underperforming to high-performing in their work to advance their organizations' missions. Read more >>
How to Lead High-Performing Nonprofit Executive TeamsBy Roxane White
Roxane White, former CEO and president of the nonprofit Nurse-Family Partnership, shares approaches she's used to encourage high-performance from the executive teams with which she has worked. Read more >>
How to Define the Work of Nonprofit Executive TeamsA Q&A with Ruth Wageman
In this Q&A, leadership expert Ruth Wageman discusses how to get teams focused on the priorities that will make the most of their valuable time. Read more >>
How to Optimize Nonprofit Executive Team CompositionA Q&A with Nicki Roth
Careful assessment of what you need to lead your organization over the long haul provides a good starting point from which to consider who and what roles should be on your executive team. Read more >>
How to Lead Effective Nonprofit Executive Team MeetingsBy Libbie Landles-Cobb
Avoid these common mistakes and establish good practices to transform your nonprofit executive team meetings from time sinks into engaging opportunities to really get things done. Read more >>
How to Support Effective Dynamics in Nonprofit Executive TeamsA Q&A with Peter Thies
Peter Thies, president of Boston-based consultancy The River Group, offers a glimpse inside his playbook for developing effective nonprofit executives teams, highlighting the team dynamics that support collaboration. Read more >>
How to Integrate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into Everyday OperationsBy Maria Hernandez
Nonprofit leaders committed to integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into their organizations will need to adopt new practices and behaviors to live into this goal.
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