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

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

February 22, 2018 0 Comments

          Tom Berger

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

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David Stackrow, Master of the Governing Game, on the Board Chair-CEO Partnership

January 10, 2018 0 Comments

I’m delighted that David Stackrow was able to carve out an hour earlier this week for us to record a podcast focusing on the board chair-CEO working relationship. Dave’s one of the busiest public/nonprofit leaders I’ve worked with over the …

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Time to Update and Fine-Tune Your CEO Leadership Resolutions

December 21, 2017 0 Comments

          Doug Eadie

There’s wide agreement in the nonprofit sector that one of the preeminent vehicles for building and maintaining a close, productive, and enduring board-CEO working relationship is a well-designed and meticulously executed process for board evaluation of CEO performance. …

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Questions to Anticipate From Prospective Board Members

December 14, 2017 0 Comments

        Doug Eadie

Veronica Dagher’s article in the December 11 issue of the Wall Street Journal, “What to Consider Before Joining a Nonprofit Board,” is useful reading for board-savvy CEOs who are interested in strengthening their boards’ composition.  Dagher discusses …

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Buzzer Management: Key to Innovation

November 30, 2017 0 Comments

        Doug Eadie

“This feels wrong in so many ways.  It feels reckless, careless and selfish.  Of course we’re supposed to wait until we’re sure before we buzz.  But the waiting leads to a pattern of not buzzing.”  I’m quoting from …

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Involving Your Board in Strategic Organizational Development

November 13, 2017 0 Comments

      Richard Browdie

Every truly extraordinary nonprofit and public sector CEO I’ve observed over the years has made leading strategic change a top priority, wearing what I call the “Innovator-in-Chief” hat. In a rapidly changing and frequently quite challenging world, this …

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Taking Core Values to Heart at the Association Forum of Chicagoland

November 2, 2017 0 Comments

A couple …

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CEO Nat Ford on Hitting the Ground Running As a New CEO

October 5, 2017 0 Comments

          Nat Ford

You’ve got to bring incredible passion to survive and thrive at the 24/7 job of heading a public transportation authority.  If you don’t, there’s a clear and present danger the inevitable pressures will wear you down and dangerously …

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That Vision Thing

September 28, 2017 0 Comments

           Doug Eadie

You’ll recall that the last article posted at this blog discusses core values – serving as a prelude to the podcast that Lynne Thomas Gordon and Michelle Mason, Incoming Chair and CEO, respectively, of the Association Forum, will …

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About Your Core Values Statement: A Powerful Leadership Tool

September 14, 2017 0 Comments

          Doug Eadie

Since two extraordinary nonprofit leaders – Lynne Thomas Gordon and Michelle Mason – will be recording a podcast for this blog on the recently updated values statement of the Association Forum, I thought it would be useful to …

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