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In a global development organization, the right executive talent can attract millions of dollars to advance a nonprofit’s mission, engineer innovative ideas to break through intractable problems and unify stakeholders around a single goal.

Yet failure rates for senior executives are high and rising. In fact, CEOs appointed in the last 25 years are three times more likely to be fired than CEOs appointed earlier, according to “The Search for Executive Talent” report published by the Society for Human Resource Management in 2010.

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This article was last updated on 14 November 2017

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