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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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Association Forum CEO Michelle Mason on Developing Her Board’s Composition

December 14, 2016 0 Comments
     Michelle Mason

Michelle Mason

Extraordinary nonprofit chief executives are extraordinarily board-savvy, meaning that among other things they take accountability for playing the leading role in building their boards’ governing capacity.  As extremely busy volunteers, board members can’t realistically be expected to take …

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What, Me Worry About a Big Board?

February 10, 2016 2 Comments

“Why in heaven’s …

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Fear: the Insidious Foe of Positive Organizational Change

October 23, 2015 0 Comments

My most recent article at this blog, “Board Composition as a Conscious Growth Tool,” shared some really good news. The governance committee of a prestigious aging services nonprofit used the process of filling board vacancies to turn the 25-member board …

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The Powerful Case For a Diverse Board

September 29, 2015 0 Comments

At the recent chief executive workshops I presented for the Florida and Virginia Societies of Association Executives, a very familiar question came up not long after we’d gotten underway, as it has in virtually every one of my workshops over …

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Virginia Jacko: CEO Extraordinaire

April 1, 2015 4 Comments

See the Light luncheonThis inaugural post features a truly extraordinary CEO, Virginia Jacko, who became president & CEO of the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in 2005.  Not only was Virginia the first blind CEO of the Lighthouse in its …

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