5 Ways an External Interim CEO Can Improve Leadership Transitions

5 Ways an External Interim CEO Can Improve Leadership Transitions

a yellow brick standing out from other bricks on a wall April 10, 2017 By: David Westman, CAE and Robert Van Hook, FASAE, CAE

During times of leadership transition, professional interim CEOs can help to ensure that associations maintain forward momentum. Often an interim CEO can provide a fresh perspective relative to association operations, and in some cases, serve as a “healer” to anxious staff.

Similar to death and taxes, CEO transitions are a given for organizations. Whether the departure is planned or unexpected, all associations will likely eventually face a leadership transition. Understandably, boards may want to move quickly in finding a replacement. But there is a danger in moving too quickly. ...