#105 | Have nonprofit leaders been taught how to have difficult conversations?

I was especially grateful for Rachel’s willingness to share her experience as someone who has been overlooked for a leadership position that she felt she was prepared for. While she admits that she was anxious, looking for a new challenge, and certainly aware of the fact that she had things to learn, she feels it was the outgoing CEO’s desire for control and unwillingness to let go that interfered with her opportunity.

Much like myself, Rachel recognizes that many of today’s young leaders want to know that a plan is in place which aligns with their career aspirations and that opportunities are being afforded them to learn and grow. The question I raised with Rachel is whether she believed her former boss knew how to have these types of conversations and whether anyone had ever afforded her such an opportunity.

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