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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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Enriching ACCE Board Composition on CEO Sheree Anne Kelly’s Watch

January 29, 2021 0 Comments

As our readers know, governing is essentially a people business.  Far from being an abstract concept, governing boards are essentially the people serving on them, and governing is a low-tech, people-intensive “production” process requiring only minimal capital investment to make …

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Clay County EDC’s JJ Harris:  A Transformational Change Leader In Action

November 6, 2020 0 Comments

JJ Harris, President of the Clay County Economic Development Corporation in northeastern Florida and a member of this blog’s CEO Advisory Committee, is a prime example of a new breed of public/nonprofit chief executive officers I’m encountering with increasing frequency …

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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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Two Lynchpins of a High-Performing Board Committee Structure

August 17, 2020 0 Comments

While preparing for a four-hour Zoom work session a couple of weeks ago with the chief executive and executive team of a nonprofit economic development corporation, focusing on preparation for the launch of a new board committee structure, I reflected …

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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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Creating Board Development Champions

August 23, 2019 0 Comments

It’s a fact of nonprofit organizational life that many, if not most, board members are not passionately committed to developing the capacity of their board to govern.  In my experience, sad to say, many are not even particularly interested in …

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Turning Your Board Members Into a Cohesive Governing Team: Part 1

July 25, 2018 0 Comments

Teamwork in the abstract is neither here nor there for nonprofit and public boards. The only serious reason for developing your board’s teamwork is to help it function as a more effective governing body that gets its governing work done …

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Questions to Anticipate From Prospective Board Members

December 14, 2017 0 Comments

Veronica Dagher’s article in the December 11 issue of the Wall Street Journal, “What to Consider Before Joining a Nonprofit Board,” is useful reading for board-savvy CEOs who are interested in strengthening their boards’ composition.  Dagher discusses five questions …

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