April 29, 2012
Project Helps Founders Handle the Strain of Stepping Down
Mark Lipton has spent the past three years helping charity executives step into some big shoes.
As head of the New School’s Tenenbaum Leadership Initiative, Leading After the Legacy, Mr. Lipton worked with executive directors who took the place of the founders of their organizations, helping them make a smooth transition. But all too often, he says, those new CEO’s told him about the obstacles strewn in their paths.
“In so many cases, it was almost like the