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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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Another Insidious Foe: That Strategic Planning is a Powerful Innovation Tool

March 1, 2017 0 Comments

I tell the following true story in my book Changing By Design (Josey-Bass):

Almost thirty years ago, when I was serving as budget officer of a state government’s urban affairs department, I had the good fortune to participate in the

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Fostering Innovative CEO Leadership: a Conversation With Bob Eckardt

February 17, 2017 0 Comments

Whenever you come across a nonprofit organization that is thriving and growing in these rapidly changing, challenging times, you’re virtually certain to find an extraordinary CEO at the helm wearing what I call the “Chief Innovator” hat.  Sue Buchholtz, President/CEO …

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Ownership: the Breakfast of Change Champions

February 2, 2017 0 Comments

I sat in on a really consequential meeting a little over a year ago.  The board planning and development committee of a state professional association spent 3 ½ hours brainstorming how to handle the patently obvious need to do a …

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