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The Nonprofit Leadership Transition and Development Guide

In this dynamic resource, Tom Adams (an expert in successionplanning who has worked with hundreds of organizations) shows howintentional leadership development and properly managed leadershiptransitions provide nonprofits with the rare opportunity to changedirection, maintain momentum, and strengthen their capacity. Thisaccessible guidebook is filled with illustrative stories,instructive lessons, best practices, and practical tools that canbe used to ensure a successful nonprofit leadership transition.

"It is terrific to have a book which so effectively addressesthe unique challenges and opportunities of leadership in thenonprofit sector, replete with sound advice and concrete examples.Tom Adams brings a wealth of experience and savvy to the topic.Paid and volunteer leaders of nonprofits at all levels will benefitfrom reading it."-Irv Katz, president and CEO, National HumanServices Assembly

"The guide is one of its kind in providing a realistic frame forthe world of nonprofit leaders. It is long overdue in the sector asa real tool for leaders. Maybe even more important, it helpsnonprofit boards of directors and philanthropic organizations tounderstand the connection between their investment in leadershipand achieving organizational goals." -Diane Bell McKoy, CEO,Associated Black Charities

"Rich with instructive examples and advice, this book isgrounded in the reality of nonprofits. It will be anextraordinarily useful guide to nonprofit organizations of alltypes and sizes." -Ruth McCambridge, editor in chief,Nonprofit Quarterly

"Make no mistake: attracting and retaining top talent should bepriority number one for the nonprofit sector. Adams's book offerspractical advice for how to embed this priority into the sector'sDNA. All who care about nonprofit effectiveness would bewell-served to give this book a close read."-Kathleen P.Enright, president and CEO, Grantmakers for EffectiveOrganizations

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