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Innovation/Change Management

The Creativity-Innovation Nexus: Part One of Our Creativity Series

April 29, 2019 0 Comments

The innovation process – and the role of the chief executive as your organization’s “Chief Innovation Officer” – has been a major focus of this blog, and several posts have featured real-life cases of successful implementation of significant innovation initiatives. …

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Sue Buchholtz: Serial Social Entrepreneur

March 8, 2019 0 Comments

Sue Buchholtz, then President & CEO of The Spring, a nonprofit serving victims of domestic violence, made a vivid impression when I first met her in early 2002, shortly after my wife Barbara and I had relocated to Tampa Bay …

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METRO’s Tom Lambert: Consummate Innovator-in-Chief

January 25, 2019 0 Comments

The podcast that Tom Lambert, President & CEO of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, recorded for this blog describes METRO’s new Office of Innovation, which has proved to be a very effective generator of “out of the box” …

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Taking Core Values Seriously at the Association Forum of Chicagoland

November 9, 2018 0 Comments

  

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

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COTA’s Board Chair and CEO Talk About Breaking the Traditional CEO Mold

November 2, 2018 0 Comments

Traditionally, at the top of the list of qualifications public transit boards specify when recruiting candidates for the CEO position is in-depth operational experience. So it’s no surprise that over the years the great majority of vacant CEO positions have …

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Thoughts on True Humility and Senator John McCain

August 30, 2018 0 Comments

Thinking about Senator John McCain this morning – along with millions of my fellow Americans and admirers around the world – reminded me of the critical role that character plays in leadership. Whether one agreed with Senator McCain on one …

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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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