Build Your Bench Strength Without Breaking the Bank

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Author: Kirk Kramer | Source: Harvard Business School Publishing | Published: February 25, 2013

Many social enterprises start small and grow fast. This puts a premium on the need to develop, or recruit, talented people who can take on evolving roles and responsibilities. Yet planning for future leadership needs falls between the cracks at most social enterprises. Leaders plead lack of time and money to make development a priority. If you are among them, be aware that neither excuse holds up under close scrutiny. What you really need is a change in mindset.