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Seven Extraordinary CEOs Wearing the Creator-in-Chief Hat

August 23, 2016 0 Comments

Extraordinary CEOs Michael Anderson (Canadian Society of Association Executives), Jeff Finkle (International Economic Development Council), Rick Homans (Tampa Bay Partnership), Virginia Jacko (Miami Lighthouse for the Blind), Irene Rickus (The Children’s Home), Cheryl Ronk, (Michigan Society of Association Executives), and …

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The Extraordinary CEO as Energizer-in-Chief

August 4, 2016 0 Comments
Sir Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill

Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, “This was their finest hour.”

This is British …

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Extraordinary CEOs Who Wear the Demystifier-in-Chief Hat

July 21, 2016 0 Comments
       Doug Eadie

Doug Eadie

Little did I realize what I was getting into when I was offered my first managerial job after three years in the Peace Corps and graduate school – chief operating officer of a large but quite troubled local …

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The CEO as Innovator-in-Chief

July 12, 2016 0 Comments

iStock_000020585606Large(1)Over the past year, four podcasts addressing business model updating have been posted at this blog, featuring Rich Browdie of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, Michael Anderson and Guy Legault of the Canadian Society of Association Executives, Rick Homans …

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Your Board Chair’s Paycheck

July 5, 2016 0 Comments

       Doug Eadie

Around 14 months ago, I was chatting over lunch with the CEO of a national association about her incoming board chair.  She was feeling pretty apprehensive since her relationship with the outgoing chair had been really rocky.  He’d resisted her …

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Your Stakeholders Are Worth Taking Very Seriously

June 17, 2016 0 Comments

The breakout group …

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Looking Beyond Conventional Leadership and Management Literature

June 10, 2016 0 Comments

Eadie_2x2 5_crop_4CI could see several raised eyebrows in the CEO workshop I was running in Minneapolis a couple of weeks ago.  I’d told the group that in recent years I’d begun to avoid the conventional leadership and management literature and, instead, …

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Two Extraordinary CEOs Spearhead Business Model Updates

May 24, 2016 0 Comments

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Satisfied Owners Make For More Reliable Partners: Hearing From MSAE’s CEO Cheryl Ronk

May 17, 2016 0 Comments
Cheryl Ronk, President MSAE

Cheryl Ronk, President
MSAE

During a recent “board-savvy CEO” workshop I was conducting, the president & CEO of a nonprofit economic development corporation provided the group with an excellent case example of turning her board members into satisfied owners of …

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Insidious Foe #1: Governing Is Very Simply Policy Making

April 7, 2016 0 Comments

Insidious FoeThis is the first in a series of articles dealing with eight insidious foes of a solid board-CEO partnership.  An insidious foe is an erroneous assumption that can seriously damage the board-CEO partnership, but that isn’t obviously a foe.  In

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