A change in leadership is “usually rocky, painful, risky and sometimes even fatal”, particularly when founders are involved. This latest Praxis Paper, written by Rick James, expands on a series of INTRAC blogs from 2016 and focuses on the challenging, but normal process of leadership transition, particularly with founder leaders. By drawing on the experiences of a number of CSOs which have undergone the process, the paper explores how it can be made as smooth as possible.

 

 

 

 

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Praxis Series Paper No 9 Leadership Transition - Overcoming the Threat of Founders Syndrome

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