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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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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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So You’re Thinking About Adding a Chief Operating Officer To Your Executive Team?

April 26, 2017 0 Comments

Doug Eadie

A two-person executive office consisting of a chief executive officer and chief operating officer (typically known as “COO”) is a staple in the for-profit sector.  This set-up has the CEO focusing on overall corporate strategy, governance, and the …

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Fostering Innovative CEO Leadership: a Conversation With Bob Eckardt

February 17, 2017 0 Comments

Robert Eckardt

Whenever you come across a nonprofit organization that is thriving and growing in these rapidly changing, challenging times, you’re virtually certain to find an extraordinary CEO at the helm wearing what I call the “Chief Innovator” hat.  Sue …

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IEDC President & CEO Jeff Finkle on Learning From Mistakes

November 30, 2016 0 Comments
Jeff Finkle

Jeff Finkle

The last article posted at this blog, “So Tell Us About Your Failures,” makes the point that all CEOs fail at one time or another, but truly extraordinary CEOs turn failures into very important learning opportunities. Increasingly, in …

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So Tell Us About Your Failures

November 4, 2016 0 Comments
       Doug Eadie

    Doug Eadie

Years ago I was working as a coach to a CEO search committee that was developing the questionnaire they’d be using in interviewing candidates for the job.  One suggestion that stimulated a fair amount of discussion and proved …

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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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The Leadership Cost of Taking a Tiger By the Tail

August 26, 2015 2 Comments

My weekly English tutoring sessions via Skype with my Taiwanese friends and students, Donyou Chen and his lovely wife Yuwen Chang (known as “TY” and

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5 Extraordinary CEOs Discuss Recent Great Reads: Continuing Our Look at Your Own Professional Development

July 21, 2015 1 Comment

 

The June 10 post at extraordinaryceo.com features a podcast by CEOs Michael Anderson and Chris Fox, who discuss the approaches they take to their own ongoing professional development (http://extraordinaryceo.com/?p=98).  Among other things, Michael and Chris, being lifelong …

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