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Non-Monetary Compensation Part II: A Costly Missed Opportunity

March 10, 2015 1 Comment

Walking into the authority’s boardroom to meet with the board chair, I was surprised to find her fuming.  Before I could even say “good morning,” she slammed the metro section of the daily paper down on the table, saying “Take a look at this.”  In a nutshell, a reporter on the metro beat had spent a couple of hours talking with the authority’s CEO about the agreement that the authority and local community college had entered into for the provision of bus service to students.  The piece was really laudatory, praising the authority’s CEO for leading the charge to expand … Read the rest

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Learn From a Dynamic Board Chair-CEO Duo

September 9, 2014 0 Comments

In my newest book, The Board-Savvy CEO, I treat the board chair-CEO working relationship as one of the preeminent keys to keeping the board-CEO partnership healthy.  CDTA’s Board Chair, David Stackrow (who was named APTA’s Board Member of the Year in 2009), and CEO, Carm Basile, make up one of the highest-impact, most solid board chair-CEO leadership teams I’ve observed over my 25 years of work with nonprofit and public boards.  Their leadership success has a lot to do with their mutual respect, creative and flexible division of labor, and frequent communication.  It also helps that Dave is 100 … Read the rest

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