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IEDC’s Jeff Finkle:  Chief Organizational Architect Extraordinaire

October 22, 2021 0 Comments

Several posts at this blog have explored the various roles that highly successful nonprofit chief executive  officers play – the functional “hats” they wear – such as Chief Board Capacity Builder and Innovator-in-Chief.  Listening to Jeff Finkle reflect on his …

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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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Building a New Board-CEO Partnership at the American Association of Orthodontists

November 26, 2018 0 Comments

The most recent podcast in this blog’s ongoing series on building solid board-CEO partnerships features my interview with Board Chair Dr. Brent Larson and new Executive Director Lynne Thomas Gordon of the American Association of Orthodontists.  Interviewing Brent and Lynne, …

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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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Two Extraordinary CEOs Spearhead Business Model Updates

May 24, 2016 0 Comments

This third podcast in our continuing series on nonprofit business model development features the CEOs of two very different nonprofit corporations that have gone through a searching process of re-thinking critical elements of their organizations’ business models: Rick Homans, President …

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Preparing to Take the Helm at the Virginia Society of Association Executives

October 30, 2015 0 Comments

Nonprofit and public executives who are CEO-aspirants are a key target audience for our Extraordinary CEO Blog. Our aim is not only to help them reach the top, but to survive and thrive as CEOs over the long run.  So …

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Extraordinary CEOs Michael Anderson and Christopher Fox Talk About Their Own Professional Development

June 10, 2015 2 Comments

Anderson,M.#5531 colour jpegChristopher FoxDon’t trust your approach to learning just because it’s worked for you in the past.  Be willing to get out of the familiar, tried and true learning groove (journals and colleagues you’ve always consulted, for example) to get a handle …

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