A team is only as good as its leader.
A common saying, along with thousands of other leadership quotes.
So let’s unpack what this means for a nonprofit board of directors.
What’s the relationship of a nonprofit board chair and their team?
And how come, when a leader wants to step down, there never seems to be anyone ready, willing – and able – to take their place?
And is there anything we can do – short of “firing” a weak leader (which can throw even a well-run nonprofit into chaos) – to improve the board’s development of strong voluntary leaders?
Of course, the answer is yes.