Leadership transitions are the single most destabilizing moment in an organization’s life, especially when they happen as a result of a termination. A thriving nonprofit should be like a twin-engine jet. Each engine – board and staff – must operate well independently and together. The relationship between the board and the staff is critical. What it can look like if roles are not clear, if there is a lack of trust, if the board is not clear on its role, if the CEO does not lead.