Thursday, March 12, 2009

New CEO for the Georgia Aquarium--Again

It's been awhile since I last checked in with the news on the Georgia Aquarium, so I was a little surprised to read that they have just changed leadership for the second time in less than a year. Despite what aquarium founder Bernie Marcus had to say about this being a positive step, I can't help but think that that kind of frequent turn over in leadership means bad things are happening at the aquarium. A change in leadership can be traumatic enough for an organization (see Elaine Heumann Gurian's book, Institutional Trauma if you need convincing of that), but having that happen twice in a year has got to be unsettling. I will keep my eye out for more...

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