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Informative and practical
By Lindsay bues on June 9, 2014
Format: Paperback

I would recommend this book to anyone, especially young professionals, looking to sit on a nonprofit Board. When your organization relies on funding, planning is so important and sometimes board members are not equip with all of the tools and knowledge needed to bring up tough conversations about the future of a nonprofit. I thought it was very helpful and a book that I will keep in my library for reference.

Everything We Need to Know about Leadership Transition
By M. Sandmaier on January 13, 2014
Format: Paperback

This is an excellent, highly readable account of how to make an organizational leadership transition in the most effective manner possible. Rosenwald and Wendell outline seven vital steps to help CEOs and boards manage this inevitable change in the life of an organization. When Leaders Leave is engaging, intelligent and thoughtful, guiding readers through a transition process that works optimally for all concerned.

This is clearly a trip worth taking!
By Daniel J. Martin on January 6, 2014
Format: Paperback

When Leaders Leave is a compelling and concise assessment of important issues to be considered and addressed by non-profit boards and organizations when facing the challenges of leadership transition. The authors succinctly lead the reader through a thorough analysis of considerations to ponder and steps to take to minimize potential negative outcomes, and to maximize the opportunity to drive the agency forward! It is a compact volume that summarizes the extensive research and experiences of Priscilla Rosenwald and Lesley Mallow Wendell who have assisted many organizations to transition through their greatest challenges. This is a “must read” on the orientation program for all non-profit board members and the executives on whom they rely to carry out their agency’s mission.

This is an easy read and jam packed with practical concepts and strategies for starting today to prepare for that change that is inevitable!

A “Must Read” for non-profit organization leaders!
By Philk on December 6, 2013

Priscilla Rosenwald and Lesley Wendell do a wonderful job dealing with the complex and taxing problems connected with leadership changes in non-profit organizations. I would call it a “must read” for any founding director/CEO, board chair or long-term board member regardless of the current status of the leadership in their respective organizations. Planning for change is an essential board activity and boards must always expect the unexpected.