For any type of business, company or organization, a manager will have to handle a staff. In a nonprofit organization, a staff is extremely important to the success and integrity of the nonprofit, and as a manager you need to be able to handle all of those personalities. There’s also the possibility of getting hired at a nonprofit and having to manage a staff that wasn’t originally your own.
The first phase of your newly acquired position should be to get to know each employee on a personal level. To be a successful manager you have to be invested in your employees as a worker and as a person. Also finding out what the employee expects out of the nonprofit and expects to put into the nonprofit is a good indicator of how to handle them as a manager. Your success as a nonprofit manager is largely based on your relationship with your employees.
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Inheriting another person’s staff: How to deal [Kantrowitz/CNN Money]