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I am in a leadership position for a non-profit organization.

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I am in a leadership position for a non-profit organization. We have one lead contract staff to manage our daily activities. This contract staff has proven to be invaluable on many levels to our organization. However, at times her personal passions for projects seem to take priority over the will of the board. This has lead to dropped projects and missed deadlines(the other projects excel). When this occurs, the blame direction points at me as the leader of the board. Most recently, she failed to communicate a significant meeting date in a timely manner. Now as I am unable to make the meeting time, she has put me in the "hotseat", indicating that I am responsible for this issue. While attempting to remain personally neutral, I frequently feel undermined as a leader. The fact I will be unable to attend this meeting will allow her to forward her agenda. I need to be respectful of other individuals time, but am tempted to reschedule so that all can participate. Suggestions?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ely replied 7 years ago.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I am president of the board.
Expert:  Ely replied 7 years ago.
One more question - what type of organization is this?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
It is a professional membership organization that supports a community(i.e. while its members are professionals, the mission and vision is to serve the community, not the professionals)
Expert:  Ely replied 7 years ago.
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Expert:  socrateaser replied 7 years ago.



I see that the other attorney has decided to opt out of your question. Please permit me to assist.


If you are the president and an employee is thwarting your authority, for purely political purposes, then there is one simple solution:


Terminate the employee.


Hope this helps.


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