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Time to Update and Fine-Tune Your CEO Leadership Resolutions

December 21, 2017 0 Comments

There’s wide agreement in the nonprofit sector that one of the preeminent vehicles for building and maintaining a close, productive, and enduring board-CEO working relationship is a well-designed and meticulously executed process for board evaluation of CEO performance. CEO evaluation …

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Involving Your Board in Strategic Organizational Development

November 13, 2017 0 Comments

Every truly extraordinary nonprofit and public sector CEO I’ve observed over the years has made leading strategic change a top priority, wearing what I call the “Innovator-in-Chief” hat. In a rapidly changing and frequently quite challenging world, this makes the …

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CEO Jeff Thomson: the Chief Energizer at Work at IMA

August 16, 2017 0 Comments

A few years ago, the day after facilitating a daylong nonprofit board-CEO retreat at the Wallace Center of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York, I spent several hours strolling through the Museum.  During …

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Two Defining Traits of Successful Chiefs of Staff

June 23, 2017 0 Comments

The June 15 article at this blog makes the case for the chief of staff position in the CEO’s office as a viable alternative to the CEO-chief operating officer (COO) structure:  https://extraordinaryceo.com/chief-staff-alternative-ceo-coo-structure/  If you’re considering adding a chief of staff …

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The CEO-COO Partnership: Thriving and Paying Big Dividends at Astor Services

May 19, 2017 0 Comments

In this new podcast, CEO Jim McGuirk and his Chief Operating Officer (COO), Renee Fillette, explain why the CEO-COO partnership is working so well at Astor Services for Children and Families, headquartered in Rhinebeck, New York. The last article posted …

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Kick Off 2017 By Updating Your CEO Governance Strategy

January 3, 2017 0 Comments

Preparing for a recent CEO coaching session, I fine-tuned the process that I’d developed several years ago for updating the CEO’s Governance Strategy.  All really board-savvy CEOs know that governance (encompassing the work of the board and the board-CEO partnership) …

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The Blind Visionary Reaches Out Aggressively

October 3, 2016 0 Comments

Virginia Jacko is one of the most extraordinary CEOs I’ve ever worked with.  Not only did she start all over again as a vocational rehabilitation student at the Miami Lighthouse after losing her eyesight while serving as a senior financial …

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The Extraordinary CEO as Energizer-in-Chief

August 4, 2016 0 Comments

Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, “This was their finest hour.”

This is British Prime Minister Winston …

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Extraordinary CEOs Who Wear the Demystifier-in-Chief Hat

July 21, 2016 0 Comments

Little did I realize what I was getting into when I was offered my first managerial job after three years in the Peace Corps and graduate school – chief operating officer of a large but quite troubled local nonprofit providing …

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Two Extraordinary CEOs Spearhead Business Model Updates

May 24, 2016 0 Comments

This third podcast in our continuing series on nonprofit business model development features the CEOs of two very different nonprofit corporations that have gone through a searching process of re-thinking critical elements of their organizations’ business models: Rick Homans, President …

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