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Tag: Jeff Finkle

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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Overcoming the Inevitable Resistance to Change:  the IEDC Story

October 8, 2019 0 Comments

“But we’ve always put our annual budget together in the board’s finance committee, and it’s worked well.  Why in heaven’s name would we want to fold budgeting into the strategic and operational planning committee you’ve recommended?”  This was only one …

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Three Seasoned, Board-Savvy Leaders Talk About the Board Chair-CEO Partnership

April 26, 2018 0 Comments

I don’t know three more board-savvy nonprofit leaders than Ronnie Bryant, President & CEO of the Charlotte Regional Partnership, Jeff Finkle, President/CEO of the International Economic Development Council, and Michael Langley, Chief Executive Officer of the Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional …

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Setting the Stage for a Podcast Featuring 3 CEOs Who Examine the Board Chair-CEO Partnership

March 15, 2018 0 Comments

I’m delighted to report that three extraordinary CEOs who have been actively engaged in this blog’s CEO Advisory Committee are scheduled to record a podcast for www.extraordinaryceo.com, sharing their experience in building a productive and enduring board chair-CEO partnership. …

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