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Board Development By Design

January 15, 2015 0 Comments

The August 22, 2014 issue of APTA’s Passenger Transport includes a piece I wrote for the Commentary section, “Board Development by Design:  A Board-Savvy CEO role.”  Before getting into the process of developing a transportation board’s governing capacity in some detail, I asked the reader to “keep in mind a very important lesson I learned early in my career:  A public transportation authority’s GM or CEO must be a leading participant – indeed, the prime mover – in fashioning a comprehensive plan for developing the board’s governing capacity.”  I go on to explain why, pointing out that board members, typically … Read the rest

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Craft Your Own CEO Mission Statement

January 8, 2015 2 Comments
Craft Your Own CEO Mission Statement

 

An article in the January 6 issue of the New York Times, “In With the New Mission Statement,” opens with this bit of advice:  “Forget the New Year’s resolution.  This year, try creating a personal mission statement instead.”  The basic point of the piece is that resolutions at the onset of a new year might be well-intended but tend to be unsustainable as the weeks pass in the face of inevitable demands and pressures, basically because they are too shallow.  Instead, a more fundamental statement of intended impacts based on core values is needed – in other words, a … Read the rest

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