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Inspiration/Motivation

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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The Leadership Cost of Taking a Tiger By the Tail

August 26, 2015 2 Comments

My weekly English tutoring sessions via Skype with my Taiwanese friends and students, Donyou Chen and his lovely wife Yuwen Chang (known as “TY” and

“Fiona” to their non-Mandarin-speaking friends), have for the past few weeks focused on the economic …

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Volunteering and Idealism

July 28, 2015 0 Comments

Several years ago I was walking through the student union at the University of Illinois-Urbana in December of my senior year thinking about law school, which I’d be entering the next fall.  My course was set, at least for three …

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From Tragedy To a Passionate New CEO Mission

June 17, 2015 0 Comments

My April 1 inaugural post at this blog introduces a truly extraordinary nonprofit chief executive, Virginia Jacko, President & CEO of the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, who is a member of our CEO Advisory Committee.  Virginia’s story is amazing.  …

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Virginia Jacko: CEO Extraordinaire

April 1, 2015 4 Comments

See the Light luncheonThis inaugural post features a truly extraordinary CEO, Virginia Jacko, who became president & CEO of the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in 2005.  Not only was Virginia the first blind CEO of the Lighthouse in its …

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