When an organization faces a chief executive transition, the first step the board must take is to identify what type of transition the organization is facing. The type of transition influences the challenges involved and the ultimate strategy the board will adopt to manage the process, as well as what issues it needs to address in order to ensure that the new executive can start the job on firm footing. Below are five classic transition types and their associated key challenges.
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Editor’s Note:Arts Consulting Group (ACG) thanks BoardSource for producing this resource and for supporting excellence in nonprofit governance, board, and staff leadership. By republishing this article, ACG seeks to provide information that positions the arts and culture sector for success by considering the important role that interim management and executive search services can play in effectively addressing executive, artistic, and senior management leadership transitions.