Transitions are a regular part of life for all organizations, so much so that the phrase "the only constant is change" is a cliché. Transitions take time and attention and can make unexpected and unworkable claims on senior leadership. Jim Keane supports organizations experiencing a variety of transitions, freeing up senior leaders to focus on the big picture.
The Unexpected Vacancy
An organization with an unexpected vacancy at or near the top faces significant risks. Uncertainty hurts employee morale and culture, which in turn hurts output and productivity and can even affect the safety of your clients. A key vacancy also affects the willingness of donors, investors, clients and customers to stay the course until a regular replacement steps in.
As an experienced nonprofit CEO and senior executive, Jim stands ready to support in several ways in case your organization has an unexpected vacancy. First, Jim can step in and serve as a transitional CEO or executive. In this role, Jim will bring stability to the organization, reassure stakeholders, and maintain forward progress during the transition period.
Another way Jim can support transition is to serve as a coaching and advisory resource for internal leaders who are promoted on an interim basis. Temporary promotions are a great way to give a talented leader a new leadership opportunity, but new roles require a new range of leadership skills and a different focus. All of this often happens with little warning. At times like this, Jim stands ready to support this executive as a coach and consultant, and to pave the way for a smooth transition for the organization.
The Newly Promoted Executive
Promotions and new appointments are exciting transitions, filled with possibility for a fresh perspective and positive change. However, new roles require the leader to use new skills and apply different priorities, and to interact effectively with different stakeholders.
As an experienced leader who has coached people through many promotion transitions, Jim can serve as an advisor and coach to this executive, guidng the way to success.
Building Key Skills
As organizations evolve over time, leaders must adapt their priorities and leadership approach to respond to new organizational needs. At times leaders find they need help to adapt to changing circumstances from a coach and advisor who is both supportive and collaborative as well as clear and direct about needed change. As an experienced CEO and coach, Jim can serve as an advisor and coach to leaders who need to adapt to new circumstances, to position them for success in a changing environment.
Introducing Best Practices
As organizations transition towards stronger performance and greater impact, best practices make a big difference, whether by improving board engagement, making the planning process more effective, enhancing employee culture and morale...the list can go on. Jim Keane has significant experience implementing best practices at a variety of organizations, large and small. Jim can work with you to take that next step toward excellence in all aspects of your operation.
Let us know how we can best serve your organization.