Leadership · People

Episode 50: Leading in 2022: Sarah has a new job!

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?

Discussion questions:

  1. What does it mean to be an Executive Director in 2022?
  2. What is something that you are going to hold onto from your experience as a staff member of that organization?
  3. What principles inspire you as you move into this position?
  4. How do you plan to avoid (minimize?) burnout in this leadership position?
  5. 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?
  6. 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? 


What do you think?