Long Term Executive Leadership

Long Term Executive Leadership

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.

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