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Benjamin Limmer Takes the Helm at HART in Tampa

July 29, 2019 0 Comments

In the informative and fascinating podcast Ben Limmer, new Chief Executive Officer at the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART), recorded for this blog last week he describes the professional path he traveled on the way to the top spot …

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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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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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Board-Savvy CEOs Avoid Falling Into the Board Self-Assessment Trap

March 9, 2018 0 Comments

I received an email promo last week from a national nonprofit ballyhooing its board self-assessment “tool,” which reminded me of a true story that goes back around four years. The president & CEO of a large nonprofit development corporation called …

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CEO Michael Terry Spearheads Innovative Health and Wellness Initiatives

March 4, 2018 0 Comments

Innovation planning and management has been a major theme at this blog, so I’m pleased to feature CEO Michael Terry’s leadership at the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (known as “IndyGo”).  IndyGo has been blazing trails on the health and wellness …

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It’s Never Been Easier to Publish Your Own Book, So Go for It!

February 22, 2018 0 Comments

“Have you thought about publishing your own books?” No I hadn’t, and, to be honest, the question took me aback when I heard it a decade ago.  I was chatting with a long-time colleague, Tom Berger, about the new book …

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CEO Nat Ford on Hitting the Ground Running As a New CEO

October 5, 2017 0 Comments

You’ve got to bring incredible passion to survive and thrive at the 24/7 job of heading a public transportation authority.  If you don’t, there’s a clear and present danger the inevitable pressures will wear you down and dangerously dull your …

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Leadership Lessons From a Highly Successful CEO

August 25, 2017 0 Comments

Not long into my first in-depth conversation with Curtis Stitt, I realized that I was in the company of an uncommonly thoughtful CEO who was a deeply serious, passionate student of board and chief executive leadership. And I knew that …

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The Chief of Staff Alternative To the CEO-COO Structure

June 15, 2017 0 Comments

The two most recent articles at this blog have explored the CEO-chief operating officer leadership structure, which has proved very effective in freeing up CEO time for direct interaction with the governing board and with key external stakeholders, while ensuring …

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