The CSI Findings of a Failed CEO Recruit

By Chris Gandy “She lasted 12 weeks!” The Chair of a mid-sized not for profit was referring to his organisation’s most recent CEO. The Chair was surprising frank and it was obvious he and his Board had conducted a great deal of soul-searching since the departure of the latest CEO. “Our new CEO was a great […]

Give Your New CEO An Even Chance By Reducing Wake Turbulence

By Chris Gandy This is the third in our series of posts each dedicated to one of the opportunities (we call them Janus Factors) that present themselves to cause-based organisations during the executive transition period between the announcement of a Chief Executive’s departure and the on-boarding of a replacement. Last Monday I  caught an early morning flight from […]

Executive Transition – A Perfect Time For Reflection

By Chris Gandy This is the second in our series of posts each dedicated to one of the opportunities (we call them Janus Factors) that present themselves to cause-based organisations during the executive transition period between the announcement of a Chief Executive’s departure and the on-boarding of a replacement. Reflection “I just haven’t got time to […]

Seizing opportunity from the jaws of crisis

By Chris Gandy Even in the best of circumstances the departure of a Chief Executive from a cause-based organisation can be highly disruptive. Staff are unsettled. Programs may be placed at risk. Indecision and uncertainty often reign. Clients get twitchy not to mention funding bodies. Also, if we are absolutely honest with ourselves more the one volunteer […]

I quit!

By Rachel Muir This post originally appeared at connection cafe and rachelmuir.com on January 20, 2012. We thank Rachel for agreeing to slight changes for our Cause and Effective audience. Two words a board chair never wants to hear from their CEO. Few things can be as disruptive to an organisations success as a Chief Executive transition. […]