Succession Planning

The most important job that sustains the organization is the recruitment of the Board Chair and the Executive Leader. In many ways the required skills and best predictors of success are similar for both jobs:

Predictors of Board Chair and Executive Success:

Demonstrates Leadership Skills Over Time

•Demonstrates Core Leadership Competencies of Trust & Integrity

•Demonstrates Leadership Traits of Curiosity and Accountability

•Demonstrates Critical Communication Skills

•Demonstrates Values Consistent with the Organization

•Knowledge/Understanding of the Industry

Succession Planning:

This is a critical and often overlooked and/or underplayed area. We recommend at least a year of planning and execution of the succession plan for both positions. We have a checklist of key steps that will bring significant value to this process.