Good day all.
I'm the managing director of a not for profit organisation, appointed just under a year ago. After looking into the current situation of the organisation's future sustainability, I have made my recommendations to the board of directors. It entails a fairly large change in the organisations business model, but one that I see no way of ignoring.
The problem is that my predecesor is now also a non-executive director of the board, and he is blocking my recomendations, because it goes against what he left as his legacy. It effectively shows that his strategy was detrimental to long-term sustainability. So now the Board is split on which way to go, due to an allegiance some non-execs have to my prdecesor. He is a very charismatic person, that bases his arguments on sophistic rhetoric, and not on business principles. Unfortunately some of the Board are totally taken by him.
My question is the following, if the board does not go with my recommendations, I will not stick around to see the organisation crumble. I want to know whether anybody thinks it's acceptable to make mention of my predecesor blocking my change to his "legacy", and my reason for quitting being due to irresconcilable differences with my board. How would this be viewed on my resume? This is the first director role I've held.