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

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Nonprofit Business Models Redux

May 18, 2018 0 Comments

        Doug Eadie

Updating nonprofit business models has been a major theme of this blog, with posts featuring podcasts by Richard Browdie, CEO of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging (November 13, 2017:  https://extraordinaryceo.com/involving-board-strategic-organizational-development/);  Rick Homans, CEO of the Tampa …

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Three Seasoned, Board-Savvy Leaders Talk About the Board Chair-CEO Partnership

April 26, 2018 0 Comments

I …

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What Are You Paying Your Board Chair?

April 23, 2018 0 Comments

         Doug Eadie

A few years 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 …

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The Miami Lighthouse: An Innovation Engine on CEO Virginia Jacko’s Watch

April 10, 2018 0 Comments

     Virginia Jacko
 The Blind Visionary

Virginia Jacko and I tell her incredible true story in our book The Blind Visionary (www.GovernanceEdge.com):  losing her eyesight while serving as a senior financial executive at Purdue University; starting all over as …

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CEO Craig Richard On Beefing Up Investors’ ROI at the Tampa Hillsborough EDC

April 3, 2018 0 Comments

Craig Richard

As our readers well know, serving on a governing board is only one type of volunteering in a nonprofit organization. High-level non-governing work that requires highly knowledgeable, skilled – and often, well-connected – volunteers includes providing technical advice …

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Really Board-Savvy CEOs Avoid the Trap of Letterhead Board Members

March 22, 2018 0 Comments

Several posts at this blog have dealt with what I call “insidious foes” of a solid board-CEO working relationship. These are erroneous assumptions about the nature of the governing function that can cause real damage. What makes them insidious is …

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Setting the Stage for a Podcast Featuring 3 CEOs Who Examine the Board Chair-CEO Partnership

March 15, 2018 0 Comments

         Doug Eadie

I’m delighted to report that three extraordinary CEOs who have been actively engaged in this blog’s CEO Advisory Committee are scheduled to record a podcast for www.extraordinaryceo.com, sharing their experience in building a productive and enduring board …

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Board-Savvy CEOs Avoid Falling Into the Board Self-Assessment Trap

March 9, 2018 0 Comments

I received an email promo last week from a national nonprofit ballyhooing its board self-assessment “tool,” which reminded me of a true story that goes back around four years. The president & CEO of a large nonprofit development corporation called …

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CEO Michael Terry Spearheads Innovative Health and Wellness Initiatives

March 4, 2018 0 Comments

        Michael Terry

Innovation planning and management has been a major theme at this blog, so I’m pleased to feature CEO Michael Terry’s leadership at the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (known as “IndyGo”).  IndyGo has been blazing trails on the health …

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It’s Never Been Easier to Publish Your Own Book, So Go for It!

February 22, 2018 0 Comments

Doug Eadie

“Have you thought about publishing your own books?” No I hadn’t, and, to be honest, the question took me aback when I heard it a decade ago.  I was chatting with a long-time colleague, Tom Berger, about the …

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