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Board-CEO Relationship

Don’t Let Your Board Beat You To the Punch

April 14, 2017 0 Comments

A couple of years ago I got a call from the chief executive of a regional transit authority who wanted to discuss a situation that was causing him more than a little heartburn.  In a nutshell, his board’s executive committee …

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Kick Off 2017 By Updating Your CEO Governance Strategy

January 3, 2017 0 Comments

Preparing for a recent CEO coaching session, I fine-tuned the process that I’d developed several years ago for updating the CEO’s Governance Strategy.  All really board-savvy CEOs know that governance (encompassing the work of the board and the board-CEO partnership) …

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Another Insidious Foe: Assuming That Fund Raising is a Key Governing Function

September 9, 2016 0 Comments

Insidious FoeIn one of the “board-savvy CEO” workshops I conducted recently, a participant – visibly upset – challenged my assertion that raising money wasn’t a mainline governing function.  She informed me that donors, including foundations, made it possible for her nonprofit …

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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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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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8 Insidious Foes of a Solid Board-CEO Partnership: A New Series

March 31, 2016 0 Comments

Insidious Foe“Well, it’s all about policy making.  In a nutshell, that’s what the board does, right – enact policies?”  I’ve quoted verbatim from one of hundreds of board member interviews I’ve conducted over the years, usually in preparation for a board-CEO-executive …

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Keeping the Really High-Stakes Board Chair-CEO Partnership Healthy

November 30, 2015 0 Comments

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