I Thought You Said You Wanted To Run Things Like A Business

After years of working and teaching in the Jewish community I should know better. But, I continue to be struck by the irony that many of the same individuals who claim to want our communal institutions to “run more like businesses,” ignore the very principles and best practices that would enable us to do exactly that. This is particularly apparent in the realm of leadership development and talent management, where crises of CEO succession planning and job dissatisfaction among younger professionals should both challenge and trouble those who have made “be more like a business” their cri de coeur. Continue Reading

Succession Planning

Jewish organizations wishing to develop new leaders face a number of systemic challenges.
Among them:
Incumbents are hard-pressed to focus their energies on the next generation when current exigencies demand the experience no veterans.
It is uncomfortable to raise issues of transition with organizational founders, philanthropists, or tenured executives.
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