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Board-Savvy CEOs

Boosting the Governing IQ of the CEO-Aspirants on Your Executive Team

December 8, 2021 0 Comments

I recently conducted a one-on-one coaching session with a newly minted CEO who – six months into his CEO-ship – had run into serious trouble with his board.  His diagnosis of the situation was that he was being bedeviled by …

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Your CEO Mindset is Key to Successfully Partnering With Your Board

May 12, 2021 0 Comments

A staple of my one-on-one governance coaching sessions with economic and community development CEOs in recent years has been the critical role that what I call “Mindset” plays in building and maintaining a close, positive, productive and enduring board-CEO partnership.  …

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Satisfied Owners Make For More Reliable Partners: Hearing From MSAE’s CEO Cheryl Ronk

May 17, 2016 0 Comments

During a recent “board-savvy CEO” workshop I was conducting, the president & CEO of a nonprofit economic development corporation provided the group with an excellent case example of turning her board members into satisfied owners of their governing work and, …

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The Cleveland Foundation Fosters Extraordinary CEO Leadership

May 11, 2015 1 Comment

This post is excerpted from an article that was published several months ago at  This past weekend, listening to the podcast that Bob Eckardt, Executive Vice President of the Cleveland Foundation, recorded for the following article reminded me what

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