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Crises Demand Energizers-in-Chief at All Levels

October 13, 2020 0 Comments

This post first appeared in March 2020 as the pandemic still afflicting our nation was in its early stages.  In light of the tremendous positive response and the even greater need for energizing leadership in these demoralizing times, we are

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Highline Superintendent Susan Enfield:  Energizer-in-Chief Extraordinaire

May 13, 2020 0 Comments

Our readers will recall that the March 31 post at this blog, “Crises Demand Energizers-in-Chief at All Levels” (https://extraordinaryceo.com/crises-demand-energizers-in-chief-at-all-levels/), describes chief executives who wear the Energizer-in-Chief hat in tackling the twin challenges of education and inspiration during crises …

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Crises Demand Energizers-in-Chief at All Levels

March 31, 2020 0 Comments

“The fog of despair hung over the land.  One out of every four American workers lacked a job.  Factories that had once darkened the skies with smoke stood ghostly and silent, like extinct volcanoes.  In October the New York City …

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CEO Jeff Thomson: the Chief Energizer at Work at IMA

February 26, 2019 0 Comments

This post and accompanying podcast by IMA President and CEO Jeff Thomson originally appeared in August 2017.    It’s being re-posted because of the enthusiastic feedback we’ve received since it first appeared.

A few years ago, the day after facilitating a …

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CEO Jeff Thomson: the Chief Energizer at Work at IMA

August 16, 2017 0 Comments

A few years ago, the day after facilitating a daylong nonprofit board-CEO retreat at the Wallace Center of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York, I spent several hours strolling through the Museum.  During …

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Our Land of Opportunity – Still

February 6, 2017 0 Comments

This article originally appeared at my DougEadie.com blog a little under a year ago.  I thought it might resonate with our readers today. 

“You know”, I said, “if you go back far enough, the overwhelming majority of us are from …

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Abe Abraham on Thinking Your Way Out of the Ditch

October 27, 2016 1 Comment

I’m pleased to wholeheartedly recommend Abe Abraham’s new book, Thinking Your Way Out of the Ditch, which Abe describes in the podcast he recently recorded for www.extraordinaryceo.com.  Abe’s book tells a dramatic, inspiring and instructive true story:  building …

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The Blind Visionary Reaches Out Aggressively

October 3, 2016 0 Comments

Virginia Jacko is one of the most extraordinary CEOs I’ve ever worked with.  Not only did she start all over again as a vocational rehabilitation student at the Miami Lighthouse after losing her eyesight while serving as a senior financial …

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The Extraordinary CEO as Energizer-in-Chief

August 4, 2016 0 Comments

Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, “This was their finest hour.”

This is British Prime Minister Winston …

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Dr. Steve Goldman: Volunteer Extraordinaire

September 1, 2015 0 Comments

If we simply think about ourselves, our stress and our problems and what we have to deal with, we miss the greater view of life. It is not simply us. It is our community. It is all of us. We

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