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Executive counsel

Peter Callaghan of the Tacoma News Tribune wrote today’s column aimed at the selection criteria for an interim superintendent for Tacoma’s schools. We’d pretty much concur with its school-related point. But for those of us outside Tacoma: Most of it is good counsel for anyone moving into (or being considered for) an executive job, whether at a large big-city organization or a volunteer community nonprofit.

Starting with qualification number one: “You’re not a jerk.”

Really, everything else follows from there.

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