When the Staff Leader Is the Only Staffer
One expert offers some advice about how to manage the challenge
Most association executives have the benefit of a support system that’s near at hand: the staff. If there are challenges to how to implement the board’s vision for how to run the organization, the CEO can always lean on the expertise and creativity of other employees.
Now, imagine you don’t have the staff.
David M. Patt, CAE, founder of the consulting and interim management firm Association Executive Management, has been pondering the role of the association CEO who’s the sole staffer, having been in that position a few times himself. And in a new handbook, “What the Executive Director of a Very Small Organization Needs to Know,” he offers some practical advice for how to successfully handle the gig.
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