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Character Leadership Nonprofit Organiz
What does political savvy have to do with running a nonprofit organization? According to the authors of this practical and empowering guide, it's essential to success. But can political know-how and altruistic values comfortably coexist in a nonprofit leader? According to Michael and Deborah Bradshaw Jinkins, the most effective leaders are those who combine the expertise ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 13th 1998 by John Wiley & Sons
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Machiavelli has been unfairly portrayed for centuries--kind of a Renaissance Dick Morris (minus the propensity for prostitutes and toe-sucking). But the authors recognize the truth of Machiavelli's advice in the proper historical context and apply what he has to say to leadership in the modern world, especially as it relates to nonprofits. The section on determining whether your organization is a republic or a principality is worth the price of the book by itself. The authors' examples of ...more
This book is a good resource for pastors who need to deal with the reality of leadership. The authors focus on Machiavelli (of all people!) as a guide for how to exercise responsible, virtue-driven leadership in the often-political world of non-profits. They provide plenty of case-studies (sometimes at the expense of abstract ideas) to illustrate their points. Well worth the read!