Our March newsletter for LANO network subscribers is now available.
One of the featured articles this month is by Raylene Decatur, titled, "Hiring talent: how nonprofit lifecycles impact culture and results." Here's a preview (click here for full article).
"...Considerations when hiring
"Whether hiring a new CEO or filling other senior leadership positions, the odds of making the correct hire are dramatically increased by applying lifecycle analysis while developing key performance indicators. The success of the hiring process is dependent on understanding the outcomes the individual is expected to accomplish and the range of experience, skill sets and attributes required to achieve these results. Often there is a bias toward identifying and hiring the skills required
to successfully produce the position outcomes.
"However, it is the personal attributes that determine how effectively an individual works within the organization's culture. Individuals with outstanding skill sets are often hired and then are unable to perform because they lack the characteristics to function effectively within the organization's established culture. The current and anticipated next stage of the nonprofit's lifecycle shapes culture and therefore must be fully analyzed to define the most important characteristics for a new leader..." [full article]