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Board Capacity Builder

Peers Presenting to Peers: a Powerful Change Tool
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/peers-presenting-peers-powerful-change-tool/

Taking a Holistic Approach to Strengthening Your Board’s Culture
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/taking-holistic-approach-strengthening-boards-culture/

Learning – and Owning – By Doing: the MTA and STARS Experience
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/learning-owning-mta-stars-experience/

Make Sure Your Board Has Its Own Governing Mission
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/make-sure-board-governing-mission/

Another Insidious Foe To Avoid: Believing Board Committees Invite Micro-management.
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/another-insidious-foe-avoid-believing-board-committees-invite-micro-management/

“What makes women such effective board members?”
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/makes-women-effective-board-members/

Strengthening Your Board’s Performance Management Is a Wise Investment
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/strengthening-your-boards-performance-management-is-a-wise-investment/

There’s a Right Way to Involve Your Board in Governance Self-Assessment
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/theres-a-right-way-to-involve-your-board-in-governance-self-assessment/

Don’t Get Caught In the Board Self-Assessment Trap
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/dont-get-caught-in-the-board-self-assessment-trap/

Bringing New Board Member On Board – The Right Way
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/bringing-new-board-member-on-board-the-right-way/

What Can You Do About the Inevitable Centrifugal Force On Your Board?
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/what-can-you-do-about-the-inevitable-centrifugal-force-on-your-board/

Are Our Hands Really Tied That Tightly?
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/are-our-hands-really-tied-that-tightly/

Turning the Governance Corner at BJCTA
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/turning-the-governance-corner-at-bjcta/

Bringing Off a Path-Breaking BJCTA Board-Executive Work Session
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/bringing-path-breaking-bjcta-board-executive-work-session/

Board Development By Design
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/board-development-design/

Anything But Wimpy
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/anything-wimpy/

Tips On Running a Successful Retreat
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/tips-running-successful-retreat/

Board-CEO Involvement in External Relations/Resource Development

Nashville MTA’s Innovative Budget Submission Pays Off Handsomely
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/nashville-mtas-innovative-budget-submission-pays-off-handsomely/

CEOs Leading From Their Bully Pulpit
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/ceos-leading-bully-pulpit/

Board Members as Ambassadors-in-Chief Part 2: Your Image Vision
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/board-members-ambassadors-chief-part-2-image-vision/

Making Sure Your Board Members Succeed as Ambassadors-in-Chief
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/making-sure-board-members-succeed-ambassadors-chief/

Our Land of Opportunity – Still
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/our-land-of-opportunity-still/

A Case For Aggressive Image Building
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/a-case-for-aggressive-image-building/

Greenlight Pinellas: A Pothole on the Road to Ultimate Success
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/greenlight-pinellas-a-pothole-on-the-road-to-ultimate-success-2/

Bagging Three Big Feathered Friends
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/bagging-three-big-feathered-friends/

Getting Your Board Involved in Image Building
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/getting-board-involved-image-building/

Widening Ownership of the TriMet Strategic Financial Plan
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/widening-ownership-trimet-strategic-financial-plan/

Adding Pizzazz and Power To Your Retreat
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/adding-pizzazz-power-retreat/

Board-CEO Involvement in Innovation/Change Management

Vision: Your Board’s Driver of Innovation and Change
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/vision-boards-driver-innovation-change/

Extraordinary CEOs Who Wear the Demystifier-in-Chief Hat
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/extraordinary-ceos-wear-demystifier-chief-hat/

CEO Bill Carpenter On RTS’s Award Winning New Transit Center
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/ceo-bill-carpenter-rtss-award-winning-new-transit-center/

Fear: the Insidious Foe of Positive Organizational Change
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/fear-the-insidious-foe-of-positive-organizational-change/

Stakeholders as Partners in Innovation: Real-Life Cases
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/stakeholders-as-partners-in-innovation-real-life-cases/

The Dallas Streetcar: Intergovernmental Collaboration At Work
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/the-dallas-streetcar-intergovernmental-collaboration-at-work/

Karen Philbrick On the Mineta Transportation Institute
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/karen-philbrick-on-the-mineta-transportation-institute/

Michael Melaniphy on 21st Century Leadership Challenges
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/michael-melaniphy-on-21st-century-leadership-challenges/

The CEO/GM as Innovator-In-Chief, Featuring GCRTA’s Joe Calabrese
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/ceogm-innovator-chief-featuring-gcrtas-joe-calabrese/

Fulfilling a Broader Vision
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/fulfilling-broader-vision/

Board-CEO Relationship

Discussing Board Committees at APTA’s Transit Board Members Seminar on July 24
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/discussing-board-committees-at-aptas-transit-board-members-seminar-on-july-24/

Aurora Jackson: a Board-Savvy CEO at the Helm at Lane Transit District
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/aurora-jackson-board-savvy-ceo-helm-lane-transit-district/

Don’t Let Your Board Beat You To the Punch
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/dont-let-board-beat-punch/

Don’t Wait Until the 11th Hour To Do Succession Planning
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/dont-wait-11th-hour-succession-planning/

Make Sure Your Board Does a Really Good Job of Evaluating Your Performance
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/make-sure-board-really-good-job-evaluating-performance/

CDTA’s David Stackrow and Carm Basile on the Board Chair-CEO Partnership
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/cdtas-david-stackrow-carm-basile-board-chair-ceo-partnership/

Surviving and Thriving With Your First Board: 3 Tips for CEO-Aspirants
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/surviving-thriving-first-board-3-tips-ceo-aspirants/

Don’t Fall Into the Policy Governance Trap
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/dont-fall-policy-governance-trap/

Boosting Your Board’s Self-Esteem
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/boosting-boards-self-esteem/

Not Much Glamour – But This Apparent Sow’s Ear Is Really a Silk Purse
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/not-much-glamour-apparent-sows-ear-really-silk-purse/

Another Insidious Foe To Watch Out For
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/another-insidious-foe-watch/

Beware of Those Insidious Foes That Can Do You In
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/beware-insidious-foes-can/

Carm Basile and Steve Bland On Getting Ready To Work With a Board
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/carm-basile-and-steve-bland-on-getting-ready-to-work-with-a-board/

Tending To Your Preeminent Stakeholder
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/tending-to-your-preeminent-stakeholder/

Non-Monetary Compensation Part II: A Costly Missed Opportunity
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/non-monetary-compensation-part-ii-costly-missed-opportunity/

Use Non-monetary Compensation To Cement the Relationship With Your Board Chair
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/use-non-monetary-compensation-cement-relationship-board-chair/

CEOs Susan Meyer and Gary Thomas on Board-CEO Communication and Interaction
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/ceos-susan-meyer-gary-thomas-board-ceo-communication-interaction/

BJCTA Takes a Big Step Toward a Solid Board-CEO Partnership
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/bjcta-takes-big-step-toward-solid-board-ceo-partnership/

Meeting the Relationship Challenge
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/meeting-relationship-challenge/

Steve Bland and Nat Ford On the Board Chair-CEO Partnership
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/steve-bland-nat-ford-board-chair-ceo-partnership/

Clear Board Chair Leadership Targets
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/clear-board-chair-leadership-targets/

Learn From a Dynamic Board Chair-CEO Duo
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/learn-dynamic-board-chair-ceo-duo/

Surviving and Thriving As a CEO/GM
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/surviving-thriving-ceogm/

Board Savvy CEOs

How Are You Doing as Your Board’s Chief Governing Partner?
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/boards-chief-governing-partner/

The Board Savviness of CEO Candidates Critical To a Solid Board-CEO Relationship
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/board-savviness-ceo-candidates-critical-solid-board-ceo-relationship/

Two More Tips For Transit CEO-Aspirants
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/two-tips-transit-ceo-aspirants/

How Ironic – and Dangerous!
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/how-ironic-and-dangerous/

CEO Professional Growth

Nat Ford on Hitting the Ground Running As a New CEO
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/nat-ford-hitting-ground-running-new-ceo/

COTA’s CEO Curtis Stitt Reflects on Chief Executive Leadership
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/cotas-ceo-curtis-stitt-reflects-chief-executive-leadership/

The Chief of Staff Alternative To a Chief Operating Officer
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/chief-staff-alternative-chief-operating-officer/

Have You Considered Adding a Chief Operating Officer To Your Executive Team?
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/considered-adding-chief-operating-officer-executive-team/

Six Hats that Extraordinary Transit CEOs Wear
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/six-hats-extraordinary-transit-ceos-wear/

Two Extraordinary CEOs Still Traveling the Continuous Leadership Improvement Road
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/two-extraordinary-ceos-still-traveling-continuous-leadership-improvement-road/

What’s In Your CEO Professional Growth Portfolio?
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/whats-in-your-ceo-professional-growth-portfolio/

Beware of the Emperor’s New Clothes Syndrome
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/beware-of-the-emperors-new-clothes-syndrome/

Craft Your Own CEO Mission Statement
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/craft-ceo-mission-statement/

News

Discussing Board Committees at APTA’s Transit Board Members Seminar on July 24
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/discussing-board-committees-at-aptas-transit-board-members-seminar-on-july-24/

Communication is Key
https://boardsavvytransitceo.com/communication-key/

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