Thursday, March 1, 2007

Qualities of Effective Economic Development CEO

If you read Richard Moyers book, The Nonprofit Chief Executive's Ten Basic Responsibilities, you'll discover Moyers sees seven key qualities a nonprofit CEO should possess:

  • Integrity
  • Credibility
  • Charisma
  • Vision
  • Initiative
  • Responsiveness
  • Competence

These same qualities are important to the CEO of a local, regional or state ED organization. By the way, I would add an 8th to the list: Be a master juggler!


Paul said...

Don: I think there is a 9th. The Conscious Leader article summary hints at this quality: Curiosity! Different than Vision, curiosity helps a leader discover and be receptive to new ideas, thoughts.
Paul Raetsch (Retired EDA RD)

Don Iannone said...

Hi Paul,

So good hearning from you. Hope you are enjoying your retirement and are well.

I agree on your curiosity suggestion. Yep, it takes it.