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Board-CEO Relationship

Leaders, CEOs, Teachers: Birds of a Feather

May 6, 2019 0 Comments

In Chicago recently to present a program for nonprofit chief executives on board-CEO relations, I made a side trip to visit a well-regarded nonprofit corporation, Smith Crossing, a retirement community southwest of the city.  During my brief visit, I had …

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Four Governing Hats New-Model CEOs Wear

April 10, 2019 0 Comments

I’ll be in Chicago this coming weekend, speaking to around 300 chief executives from all over the country about practical ways to build and maintain a really healthy, enduring board-CEO partnership that can withstand the inevitable stresses and strains at …

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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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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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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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Cementing the Partnership With Your Board

June 8, 2018 0 Comments

The following article appeared in the Spring 2018 edition of the Association Forum’s “CEOnly Newsletter.”  It is reprinted here with the Forum’s permission.

Satisfied Owners Make Better Partners

Thirty years of working with nonprofit boards of all shapes and sizes …

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

April 26, 2018 0 Comments

I don’t know three more board-savvy nonprofit leaders than Ronnie Bryant, President & CEO of the Charlotte Regional Partnership, Jeff Finkle, President/CEO of the International Economic Development Council, and Michael Langley, Chief Executive Officer of the Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional …

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What Are You Paying Your Board Chair?

April 23, 2018 0 Comments

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 resisted her …

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