So last week was a highpoint in my Ruckus life – we had an event to celebrate the transition of the organization from having me as Executive Director to having a leadership team, with the two staff members being two women who I have been through the struggle with me for the last few years. They know how much I wanted to escape when times got hard – each time it got hard – and then what it meant to stay – what it meant for each of us to ride through the economic and structural transformation of Ruckus. Now they are so ready for the next phase, and I get to be on the board!
We are in the midst of a near perfect transition. We’ve spent nearly two years making decisions as a team so they know what it’s like to carry the responsibility for the economic and programmatic well-being of the organization. We’ve mapped out roles, responsibilities, relationships, and they are starting their own authentic relationships with key folks in the Ruckus galaxy…it’s literally like a thrillingly smooth effort.
I don’t have time to write much here, but I just want to document, to myself, that this happened, and is possible.