By Shailushi Ritchie Founder & CEO of Sevah Consulting Recently, a colleague of mine shared with me that the CEO of her agency was leaving, and the Board had decided to appoint an internal staff person as the interim CEO. “Please tell me the Board decided to hire an interim CEO,” I began. “Nope,” she responded, “they are going to assign those responsibilities to a staff person until the hire is complete.” Nonprofit boards make decisions like this all the time because of the pervasive belief that an interim leader is basically a temp, a seat warmer who signs checks...
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