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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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Really Board-Savvy CEOs Know Enough To Avoid Recruiting Letterhead Board Members

February 1, 2022 0 Comments

Several posts at this blog have described what I call “insidious foes” of a solid board-CEO working relationship.  These are erroneous assumptions about the nature of the governing function that can cause real damage.  What makes them insidious is that …

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Boosting the Governing IQ of the CEO-Aspirants on Your Executive Team

December 8, 2021 0 Comments

I recently conducted a one-on-one coaching session with a newly minted CEO who – six months into his CEO-ship – had run into serious trouble with his board.  His diagnosis of the situation was that he was being bedeviled by …

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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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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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Hitting the Ground Running With Your New Board: The Board Chair-CEO Partnership

September 30, 2020 0 Comments

In the video interview featured in last week’s post at this blog, Jeff Finkle and Craig Richard astutely observe that one of the key building blocks of a solid board-CEO partnership is the CEO’s  building a close, productive working relationship …

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Jeff Finkle and Craig Richard on Hitting the Ground Running With Your New Board

September 25, 2020 0 Comments

Our readers are no doubt aware of our recent decision to focus our Extraordinary CEO blog  on leadership in the economic and community development arena.  Our updated mission is “to provide – in close cooperation with the International Economic

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What, Me Afraid of a Big Board?

August 21, 2020 0 Comments

A little over four years ago, Jeff Finkle, President of the International Economic Development Council, and Virginia Jacko, President & CEO of the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, recorded one of the all-time most popular podcasts for this blog.   They

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Using the CEO Evaluation Process to Help Cement Your Partnership With the Board

March 9, 2020 0 Comments

As always, I learned as much as I taught from the economic development chief executives participating in the workshop I presented on February 10 at the Leadership Summit of the International Economic Development Council – “Cementing the Board-CEO Partnership in …

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High-Level Volunteering at the Tampa Hillsborough EDC Isn’t Confined to Governing

February 5, 2020 0 Comments

As our readers well know, serving on a governing board is only one type of volunteering in a nonprofit organization.  High-level non-governing work that requires highly knowledgeable, skilled – and often, well-connected – volunteers includes providing technical advice in program …

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