Learning Brief: Leadership transitions

Leadership transitions are a particularly risky time for nonprofit organisations (NPOs). Transitions can be intimidating, but they also provide the opportunity for renewal and growth when key management and leadership strategies are employed. While leadership transitions are inevitable, the anticipation thereof is frequently neglected, leaving NPOs vulnerable to crisis and possible demise when the time for transition comes. This learning brief explores the challenges experienced and lessons learned during the transition of founder leaders in NPOs in the Western Cape, identified through research in 2019.

Download the Leadership transition learning brief here or page through it in ISSUU below – choose full-screen mode [   ] for a better reading experience.  You can download the full Hands-on Learning publication (Issue 17) here.

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