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Tag: Doug Eadie

Nathan Ohle Puts Stakeholder Relations Front and Center in Taking the Helm at IEDC

May 4, 2022 0 Comments

Building and maintaining close, positive, productive, and enduring working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders is now widely recognized as critical to a chief executive officer’s success and professional longevity at the helm.  Nathan Ohle, the new President and …

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CEO Leadership on the Governance Front:  Reflections on an Emerging New Model

March 24, 2022 0 Comments

This is how the chief executive officer of a large, urban public transit system responded to my question about engaging his board in the annual budget preparation process in a one-on interview kicking off a board development project a decade …

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Board Chair Development Is a Fine Art at Tupelo’s Community Development Foundation

February 16, 2022 0 Comments

The landscape of nonprofit/public governance has changed dramatically in recent years.  In my travels around the country these days, I’m increasingly encountering a new breed of volunteer taking the helm of nonprofit boards of all kinds of organizations, including economic …

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Equity:  A Value-in-Action on Dr. Eloisa Klementich’s Watch at Invest Atlanta

January 18, 2022 0 Comments

Preparing for the video interview I recently recorded with Dr. Eloisa Klementich, President & CEO of Invest Atlanta – focusing on Invest Atlanta’s strong commitment to one of its preeminent core values, equity – I recalled an experience dating back …

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Strengthening Board Engagement at the Pasco EDC on CEO Bill Cronin’s Watch

November 30, 2021 0 Comments

“Well, to be honest, my role as a board member is apparently all about sitting through endless staff show and tell presentations and thumbing through documents that are essentially finished.  If it doesn’t sound very interesting, much less exciting, it

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Jeff Finkle:  Master of the Nonprofit Governing Game

June 28, 2021 0 Comments

Since Jeff Finkle’s recent announcement of his impending retirement as the long-serving President/CEO of the International Economic Development Council, I’ve been reflecting on our work together on the governance improvement front over the past 26 years.  In my professional opinion, …

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Your Board Chair:  a Primo Stakeholder You Neglect at Your Peril

May 21, 2021 0 Comments

The special board work session had been scheduled to consider a key recommendation coming out of the daylong board-CEO-executive team governance retreat three weeks earlier: replacing the board’s dysfunctional silo committees (e.g.,  business retention) with committees aligned with the board’s …

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Transforming the Clay County EDC Board Into a Governing Powerhouse

May 4, 2021 0 Comments

Early in my governance consulting career, I made a rookie mistake that taught me a valuable lesson that has served me well over the years.  When the CEO of a chamber of commerce in the Southeastern US asked me to …

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Solving the Board Development Puzzle:  the How

April 14, 2021 0 Comments

Our readers might recall that the March 25 post at this blog dealt with two pieces of the board development puzzle:  WHAT does board development mean?  WHY is it critical that the CEO spearhead board development, wearing the Board Developer-in-Chief …

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Tri-ED:  Creatively and Courageously Meeting the Pandemic Challenge

April 7, 2021 0 Comments

As Board Vice Chair and Immediate Past Chair Bob Heil and President & CEO Lee Crume of the Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-ED) explain in the video interview we recently recorded, the future looked bright as 2020 dawned.  …

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