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Doug Eadie helps nonprofit and public CEOs become stronger leaders through his books, consulting, and speaking.

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Involving Your Board in Strategic Organizational Development

November 13, 2017 0 Comments

      Richard Browdie

Every truly extraordinary nonprofit and public sector CEO I’ve observed over the years has made leading strategic change a top priority, wearing what I call the “Innovator-in-Chief” hat. In a rapidly changing and frequently quite challenging world, this …

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Taking Core Values to Heart at the Association Forum of Chicagoland

November 2, 2017 0 Comments

A couple …

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CEO Nat Ford on Hitting the Ground Running As a New CEO

October 5, 2017 0 Comments

          Nat Ford

You’ve got to bring incredible passion to survive and thrive at the 24/7 job of heading a public transportation authority.  If you don’t, there’s a clear and present danger the inevitable pressures will wear you down and dangerously …

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That Vision Thing

September 28, 2017 0 Comments

           Doug Eadie

You’ll recall that the last article posted at this blog discusses core values – serving as a prelude to the podcast that Lynne Thomas Gordon and Michelle Mason, Incoming Chair and CEO, respectively, of the Association Forum, will …

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About Your Core Values Statement: A Powerful Leadership Tool

September 14, 2017 0 Comments

          Doug Eadie

Since two extraordinary nonprofit leaders – Lynne Thomas Gordon and Michelle Mason – will be recording a podcast for this blog on the recently updated values statement of the Association Forum, I thought it would be useful to …

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Leadership Lessons From a Highly Successful CEO

August 25, 2017 0 Comments

       Doug Eadie

Not long into my first in-depth conversation with Curtis Stitt, I realized that I was in the company of an uncommonly thoughtful CEO who was a deeply serious, passionate student of board and chief executive leadership. And I …

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CEO Jeff Thomson: the Chief Energizer at Work at IMA

August 16, 2017 0 Comments

   Jeffrey Thomson

A few years ago, the day after facilitating a daylong nonprofit board-CEO retreat at the Wallace Center of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York, I spent several hours strolling through the …

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Two Defining Traits of Successful Chiefs of Staff

June 23, 2017 0 Comments

       Doug Eadie

The June 15 article at this blog makes the case for the chief of staff position in the CEO’s office as a viable alternative to the CEO-chief operating officer (COO) structure:  http://extraordinaryceo.com/chief-staff-alternative-ceo-coo-structure/  If you’re considering adding a chief …

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The Chief of Staff Alternative To the CEO-COO Structure

June 15, 2017 0 Comments

     Doug Eadie

The two most recent articles at this blog have explored the CEO-chief operating officer leadership structure, which has proved very effective in freeing up CEO time for direct interaction with the governing board and with key external stakeholders, …

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The CEO-COO Partnership: Thriving and Paying Big Dividends at Astor Services

May 19, 2017 0 Comments

In this new …

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