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CEO Professional Growth

Jeff Thomson: From For-Profit Executive to Nonprofit Association CEO

October 9, 2015 0 Comments

Jeffrey C. ThomsonJeff Thomson has been tremendously successful and has found deep satisfaction as President and CEO of IMA (the Association of Accountants and Financial Executives) after twenty-plus years as a corporate executive at A T & T, where his posts included …

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Beware of the Emperor’s New Clothes Syndrome

August 5, 2015 0 Comments

Diverse People in Meeting With Speech Bubbles

“You’re pretty obviously over your head and can’t really understand what we’re doing.  Instead of getting people riled up, why don’t you get yourself up to speed and join the team?”  This is what I was told in so many …

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5 Extraordinary CEOs Discuss Recent Great Reads: Continuing Our Look at Your Own Professional Development

July 21, 2015 1 Comment


The June 10 post at features a podcast by CEOs Michael Anderson and Chris Fox, who discuss the approaches they take to their own ongoing professional development (  Among other things, Michael and Chris, being lifelong …

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CEOs Jeff Finkle and Michelle Mason on Character and Leadership

July 16, 2015 2 Comments

Our July 7 post at this blog, “About Character and CEO Leadership,” takes a look at various elements making up a person’s character and focuses in on a character trait that helped to make Abraham Lincoln an extraordinary leader:  “true …

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About Character and CEO Leadership

July 7, 2015 2 Comments

I was really pleased that two extraordinary CEOs serving on this blog’s CEO Advisory Committee – Jeff Finkle, President/CEO of the International Economic Development Council, and Michelle Mason, President & CEO of the Association Forum of Chicagoland – accepted our …

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Extraordinary CEOs Michael Anderson and Christopher Fox Talk About Their Own Professional Development

June 10, 2015 2 Comments

Anderson,M.#5531 colour jpegChristopher FoxDon’t trust your approach to learning just because it’s worked for you in the past.  Be willing to get out of the familiar, tried and true learning groove (journals and colleagues you’ve always consulted, for example) to get a handle …

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