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The Creativity-Innovation Nexus: Part One of Our Creativity Series

April 29, 2019 0 Comments

The innovation process – and the role of the chief executive as your organization’s “Chief Innovation Officer” – has been a major focus of this blog, and several posts have featured real-life cases of successful implementation of significant innovation initiatives. …

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Sue Buchholtz: Serial Social Entrepreneur

March 8, 2019 0 Comments

Sue Buchholtz, then President & CEO of The Spring, a nonprofit serving victims of domestic violence, made a vivid impression when I first met her in early 2002, shortly after my wife Barbara and I had relocated to Tampa Bay …

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METRO’s Tom Lambert: Consummate Innovator-in-Chief

January 25, 2019 0 Comments

The podcast that Tom Lambert, President & CEO of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, recorded for this blog describes METRO’s new Office of Innovation, which has proved to be a very effective generator of “out of the box” …

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CEO Dave Genova on Getting Stakeholder Engagement Right at RTD-Denver

June 29, 2018 0 Comments

You’ll recall that in earlier posts at this blog we’ve defined “stakeholders” as individuals, groups, and organizations it makes sense to build and maintain relationships with because something important is at stake, for example, political and financial support, credibility, image, …

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CEO Rob Paterkiewicz on Updating Selected Independent Funeral Homes’ Business Model

June 4, 2018 0 Comments

I’m pleased to share the fourth podcast in this blog’s ongoing series on updating nonprofit business models, featuring Rob Paterkiewicz, Executive Director and CEO of Selected Independent Funeral Homes, a national trade association. You’ll recall that the May 18 post …

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The Miami Lighthouse: An Innovation Engine on CEO Virginia Jacko’s Watch

April 10, 2018 0 Comments

Virginia Jacko and I tell her incredible true story in our book The Blind Visionary (www.GovernanceEdge.com):  losing her eyesight while serving as a senior financial executive at Purdue University; starting all over as a vocational rehabilitation student at …

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Buzzer Management: Key to Innovation

November 30, 2017 0 Comments

“This feels wrong in so many ways.  It feels reckless, careless and selfish.  Of course we’re supposed to wait until we’re sure before we buzz.  But the waiting leads to a pattern of not buzzing.”  I’m quoting from Seth Godin’s …

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That Vision Thing

September 28, 2017 0 Comments

You’ll recall that the last article posted at this blog discusses core values – serving as a prelude to the podcast that Lynne Thomas Gordon and Michelle Mason, Incoming Chair and CEO, respectively, of the Association Forum, will be recording …

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About Your Core Values Statement: A Powerful Leadership Tool

September 14, 2017 0 Comments

Since two extraordinary nonprofit leaders – Lynne Thomas Gordon and Michelle Mason – will be recording a podcast for this blog on the recently updated values statement of the Association Forum, I thought it would be useful to share the …

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Vision: Your Board’s Driver of Innovation and Change

March 24, 2017 0 Comments

A few months ago I sat in on a meeting of the board planning committee of a nonprofit economic development corporation.  We were running through an outline of the agenda for the corporation’s upcoming board-CEO-executive team daylong “strategic work session,” …

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