Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Retirement Bomb

How to plan for the exodus

The Retirement Boom. The impact of an aging workforce is being felt throughout the country in all sectors. The exodus of the baby boomer generation from the nonprofit sector will have a dramatic impact on many organizations at both the board and staff level. Leadership transitions occur for any number of reasons, planned and unplanned.  This time can be a powerful opportunity to strengthen the organization if a thoughtful plan is in place. Executive transitions are transformational, but when poorly managed, they often bring on a crisis leading to decreased effectiveness and sometimes even organizational failure. Jim Morris, our Manager for the Sustainable Leadership Practice, was recently interviewed by Saving Land Magazine in an article titled “The Retirement Bomb.” In the article, Jim outlines a strategy for not only dealing with these transitions, but how to plan for them as well.

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