The Art of Stepping Aside

By Sidney Schwarz

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, January 2011

The author describes his experiences founding a synagogue and a nonprofit, and, at various times, stepping down from leadership of both. It is rare, he writes, for founders / CEOs to acknowledge that their babies can grow in the hands of other leaders, and even grow stronger because of their departure. But Jewish leaders must give as much attention to succession as to success, he argues.

Topic: Management and Administration, NGOs, Retirement, Succession, Professional Development, Workplace, Nonprofits, Leadership, Jewish Organizations, Governance, Synagogues and Congregations

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.41/no.676

Page Number(s): 15-16

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Bethesda, Maryland , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Schwarz, Sidney. The Art of Stepping Aside. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. January 2011: 15-16. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8157


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