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CEO Jeff Thomson: the Chief Energizer at Work at IMA

August 16, 2017 0 Comments

   Jeffrey Thomson

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 …

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Our Land of Opportunity – Still

February 6, 2017 0 Comments

Doug Eadie

This article originally appeared at my 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 …

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Abe Abraham on Thinking Your Way Out of the Ditch

October 27, 2016 1 Comment
Abe Abraham

Abe Abraham

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  Abe’s book tells a dramatic, inspiring and instructive true …

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The Blind Visionary Reaches Out Aggressively

October 3, 2016 0 Comments
Virginia Jacko The Blind Visionary

Virginia Jacko
The Blind Visionary

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 …

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The Extraordinary CEO as Energizer-in-Chief

August 4, 2016 0 Comments
Sir Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill

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 …

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Dr. Steve Goldman: Volunteer Extraordinaire

September 1, 2015 0 Comments
Stephen Goldman, MD

Stephen Goldman, MD

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

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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

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Volunteering and Idealism

July 28, 2015 0 Comments
Yours Truly Outside the Classroom in Addis Ababa

Yours Truly Outside the Classroom in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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 …

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From Tragedy To a Passionate New CEO Mission

June 17, 2015 0 Comments
Virginia Jacko at the Lighthouse Blind Babies Christmas Party

Virginia Jacko at the Miami Lighthouse Blind Babies Christmas Party

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 …

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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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