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Functional Qualities Required for a Successful Federation Exec

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Publication Date: January 2004

Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Jonathan W. Kolker

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 80:1

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Business (Entrepreneurs, executives, and business personnel and occupations)

Keywords: Leadership; Jewish Organizations; Professionalism

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


I have been asked to write about the functional qualities required for a successful federation chief executive officer. This article focuses on functional qualities, rather than personal qualities such as integrity, intelligence, and good judgment. Functional qualities are abilities based on knowledge and competency, the craft of the profession.