In this episode of Charity Executive TV, David Hutchinson discusses the benefits of healthy long term executive leadership in the non-profit sector.
The next 10 years are going to be a challenge for many Canadian charities from a talent perspective. Many organizations have not taken the time they’ve needed to determine what their talent needs are going to be over the next few years. The statistics don’t lie: 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 per day over the next 19 years.
The other piece is that charities – especially if established – have long-term leadership who have become the executive leadership but haven’t practiced mentorship or leadership development with the next generation of leaders. Most organizations with a CEO or executive director don’t have a number two and from a risk management perspective, this leads to unhealthy executive leadership. For a charity to have longevity, this needs to be carefully considered.
The charitable sector is going through a significant transition in leadership and the next ten years will be pivotal in relation to leadership talent and other related factors affecting organizational readiness. One of our Associates would welcome the opportunity to connect with you as you consider the direction your purpose-driven organization will take now and over the next decade.