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Bringing New Board Member On Board – The Right Way

August 25, 2015 2 Comments

The GM, along with his top five executives, made sure the two incoming board iStock_000020585606Largemembers, neither of whom had been involved with public transportation issues, got a thorough briefing on the authority during the two-hour orientation session in the GM’s office.   They learned about the authority’s services, organizational structure, revenue streams, expenditure budget, and long-range capital plan, among other things, referring frequently to the handsome notebook staff had put together. There was plenty of time to ask questions over the box lunch following the staff presentation, after which the chief operating officer took the incoming board members on a tour Read the rest

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What’s In Your CEO Professional Growth Portfolio?

August 13, 2015 0 Comments

The great majority of the public transportation CEOs I’ve worked with over the years have been conscientious self-improvers – devouring articles and books on leadership and executive management, seeking out educational opportunities at APTA conferences, and learning from colleagues’ experiences.  And the professional growth aficionados I’ve come across in my work who are really board-savvy have made sure that their professional growth targets and strategies are factored into board evaluation of their performance.  For example, in a recent meeting I was sitting in on, the governance committee of a public transit board reached agreement with the GM on a list … Read the rest

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