Nonprofit Radio Show co-host Sarah Brooks has a new job as Executive Director of the Methow Conservancy in Eastern Washington. (Read a recent article about the Conservancy’s work returning land to the Colville Tribe.) In this episode, Nancy asks Sarah about leadership transition and building a movement during the turbulence of 2022.
Have you recently changed jobs? How would you answer these questions?
Question to reflect on before you listen:
What does it mean to lead an organization in 2022?
- What does it mean to be an Executive Director in 2022?
- What is something that you are going to hold onto from your experience as a staff member of that organization?
- What principles inspire you as you move into this position?
- How do you plan to avoid (minimize?) burnout in this leadership position?
- If you had a bat phone to a veteran executive director who you knew had all of the answers, what question would you ask as you step into this position?
- Are you going to be the kind of executive director that keeps a candy jar – or as one of my previous bosses did, Red Vines—on your desk to make sure staff visit you?
Word of the week: Leadership
What does it mean to be a leader among members of your community?