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Innovation/Change Management

CEO Dave Genova on Getting Stakeholder Engagement Right at RTD-Denver

June 29, 2018 0 Comments

You’ll recall that in earlier posts at this blog we’ve defined “stakeholders” as individuals, groups, and organizations it makes sense to build and maintain relationships with because something important is at stake, for example, political and financial support, credibility, image, …

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CEO Joe Marinucci on Creating the Downtown Cleveland Alliance

June 14, 2018 0 Comments

In my experience, the nonprofits that thrive and grow over the long run are headed by chief executive officers who devote at least 75 percent of their time on the average to two critical functions:  governance – developing and supporting …

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CEO Rob Paterkiewicz on Updating Selected Independent Funeral Homes’ Business Model

June 4, 2018 0 Comments

I’m pleased to share the fourth podcast in this blog’s ongoing series on updating nonprofit business models, featuring Rob Paterkiewicz, Executive Director and CEO of Selected Independent Funeral Homes, a national trade association. You’ll recall that the May 18 post …

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Nonprofit Business Models Redux

May 18, 2018 0 Comments

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 Bay Partnership, …

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

April 10, 2018 0 Comments

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 a vocational rehabilitation student at …

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CEO Michael Terry Spearheads Innovative Health and Wellness Initiatives

March 4, 2018 0 Comments

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 and wellness …

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Buzzer Management: Key to Innovation

November 30, 2017 0 Comments

“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 Seth Godin’s …

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Involving Your Board in Strategic Organizational Development

November 13, 2017 0 Comments

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 makes the …

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Taking Core Values to Heart at the Association Forum of Chicagoland

November 2, 2017 0 Comments

A couple of months ago I was sitting in on a meeting of the board planning committee and CEO of a large nonprofit corporation engaged in regional economic and community development.  This was the first of three committee meetings aimed …

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That Vision Thing

September 28, 2017 0 Comments

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 be recording …

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