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Mastering the Management Buckets: 20 Critical Competencies for Leading Your Business or Non-Profit

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In the most practical, engaging and fast-moving chapters you've ever read on business and nonprofit leadership, in-the-trenches management expert John Pearson presents his Management Buckets System for understanding and achieving your organization's mission. Based on Pearson's 48-hour Management Buckets Workshop Experience, Mastering the Management Buckets offers detailed action steps to jump-start your success in each core competency and includes 99 practical takeaways that any leader can implement immediately. ...

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Overview

In the most practical, engaging and fast-moving chapters you've ever read on business and nonprofit leadership, in-the-trenches management expert John Pearson presents his Management Buckets System for understanding and achieving your organization's mission. Based on Pearson's 48-hour Management Buckets Workshop Experience, Mastering the Management Buckets offers detailed action steps to jump-start your success in each core competency and includes 99 practical takeaways that any leader can implement immediately. Learn how your team's mastery of the People Bucket, the Donor Bucket, the Hoopla! Bucket, the Customer Bucket and 16 others will transform your business or nonprofit and invigorate your leadership. This "part resource library, part filing system and part toolbox" will become a prized handbook for your quest to be a truly exceptional leader.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830767366
  • Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

John Pearson is president of the management consulting company John Pearson Associates, Inc. With thirty years of CEO experience, he served twenty-five years leading three associations, including the Christian Management Association, Willow Creek Association, and Christian Camp and Conference Association. In addition to consulting with both nonprofit and for-profit clients, he conducts frequent training workshops on his Management Buckets program and on nonprofit board governance. He is the coauthor of Marketing Your Ministry and publishes a weekly eNewsletter, Your Weekly Staff Meeting.
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Table of Contents

Foreword   Bob Buford     9
Acknowledgments     13
Introduction: Buckets 101     17
The Cause
The Results Bucket     25
The Customer Bucket     39
The Strategy Bucket     57
The Drucker Bucket     67
The Book Bucket     77
The Program Bucket     89
The Community
The People Bucket With Don German and Bob Kobielush     109
The Culture Bucket     123
The Team Bucket     133
The Hoopla! Bucket     143
The Donor Bucket     157
The Volunteer Bucket     167
The Crisis Bucket     179
The Corporation
The Board Bucket     191
The Budget Bucket     201
The Delegation Bucket     213
The Operations Bucket     227
The Systems Bucket     235
The Printing Bucket     243
The Meetings Bucket     255
Closing Thoughts: The Leaky, Rusted-out Bucket     269
About John Pearson Associates, Inc.     271
Endnotes     273
Index     281

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2008

    Comprehensive set of best practices and ideas

    After starting to read this book my reaction was WOW! I've never seen so many practical ideas for leaders in one book. John Pearson draws on a vast array of sources that he came across over his long career including time he spent with Peter Drucker. The book describes 20 critical competencies are broad and include topics you don't usually find in books on leadership such as systems, board, budget, operations and crisis. The competencies are what Pearson calls 'management buckets.' Some people will like this description, others may be tempted to dismiss the bucket metaphor as lite. That would be a mistake. The book is jam-packed with substantive ideas and insights. I was glad to see that Pearson covers the 'hard' issues such as being results oriented to the 'soft' issues such as caring for employees. I'm recommending this book to leaders as one to take their leadership team through. It will surely stimulate a list of actions that will benefit their team and organization. The book does have a lot of references to Christianity because John is a Christian and he has primarily worked for and with Christian organizations. If you work for a Christian organization, this is a must read. If not, or if you are not a Christian, you will still benefit from the ideas and practices described in the book. Because social sector organizations rely so much on volunteers they have learned much about motivating them and for-profit organizations can learn a lot from effective social sector leaders such as Pearson. I also want to point out that the book is well-organized into short sections so it's ideal for most leaders who prefer bite-sized readings. Too many books these days fail to include end notes and I was glad to see that Pearson provided extensive endnotes that will allow readers to dig even deeper into the many sources he drew upon to write the book. Bottom line: I highly recommend this book!

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