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Emerging New CEO Governing Model

January 7, 2019 0 Comments

The following article is excerpted from Doug Eadie and Dave Stackrow’s forthcoming book, Becoming Your Board’s Chief Governing Partner:  a Practical Guidebook for Transit CEOs and CEO-aspirants.

In our travels around the country these days, we see an increasing …

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The Captain of Your Strategic Governing Team

January 3, 2019 0 Comments

The following article is excerpted from Doug Eadie and Dave Stackrow’s forthcoming book, Becoming Your Board’s Chief Governing Partner:  a Practical Guidebook for Transit CEOs and CEO-aspirants.

When a public transit board  chooses its CEO, it’s also choosing the …

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Building a New Board-CEO Partnership at the American Association of Orthodontists

November 26, 2018 0 Comments

The most recent podcast in this blog’s ongoing series on building solid board-CEO partnerships features my interview with Board Chair Dr. Brent Larson and new Executive Director Lynne Thomas Gordon of the American Association of Orthodontists.  Interviewing Brent and Lynne, …

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Taking Core Values Seriously at the Association Forum of Chicagoland

November 9, 2018 0 Comments

  

A couple of months ago I was sitting in on a meeting of the board planning committee and CEO of a large regional nonprofit corporation engaged in regional economic and community development. This was the first of three committee meetings …

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COTA’s Board Chair and CEO Talk About Breaking the Traditional CEO Mold

November 2, 2018 0 Comments

Traditionally, at the top of the list of qualifications public transit boards specify when recruiting candidates for the CEO position is in-depth operational experience. So it’s no surprise that over the years the great majority of vacant CEO positions have …

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Caveat Emptor: an Axiom All Really Board-Savvy CEOs Take to Heart

October 19, 2018 0 Comments

To judge from participants’ questions during and after the workshop that I presented on September 25 at the American Public Transportation Association Annual Meeting in Nashville, one of the concepts I discussed that struck a real chord was that “board-savvy” …

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Thoughts on True Humility and Senator John McCain

August 30, 2018 0 Comments

Thinking about Senator John McCain this morning – along with millions of my fellow Americans and admirers around the world – reminded me of the critical role that character plays in leadership. Whether one agreed with Senator McCain on one …

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Turning Your Board Members Into a Cohesive Governing Team: Part 2

August 6, 2018 0 Comments

As I noted in the July 25 post at this blog, turning nonprofit boards into really cohesive governing teams is no piece of cake, primarily because of the diverse agendas and differing levels of governing knowledge and experience board members …

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Turning Your Board Members Into a Cohesive Governing Team: Part 1

July 25, 2018 0 Comments

Teamwork in the abstract is neither here nor there for nonprofit and public boards. The only serious reason for developing your board’s teamwork is to help it function as a more effective governing body that gets its governing work done …

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Get Your Board-CEO Retreat Right

July 6, 2018 0 Comments

Retreats have become a popular vehicle for involving nonprofit board members, their CEOs, and executives in accomplishing high-impact governing work that could not be accomplished – at least not as well – in regular board business meetings.  Updating a vision …

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