Pathways to Leadership: How to Achieve and Sustain Success

Pathways to Leadership: How to Achieve and Sustain Success

by James Lawrence Powell
     
 

Pathways to Leadership is a practical, nuts-and-bolts guide written for nonprofit chief executives and those on the career path to becoming chief executives. In this book, James Lawrence Powell provides realistic advice and offers illustrative examples for developing the skills necessary to become a successful nonprofit leader. Filled with checklists, case examples

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Pathways to Leadership is a practical, nuts-and-bolts guide written for nonprofit chief executives and those on the career path to becoming chief executives. In this book, James Lawrence Powell provides realistic advice and offers illustrative examples for developing the skills necessary to become a successful nonprofit leader. Filled with checklists, case examples, and many other practical resources, Pathways to Leadership is a valuable guide for all nonprofit executives who wish to lead with vigor and mastery.For those who aspire to the position of chief executive, the author details the search interview process, explains how to maximize the chances of getting a job offer, and offers sensible suggestions for salary negotiations. And for those already in a leadership role, Powell surveys several crucial administrative skills including time management, making meetings productive, the art of delegation, and control and use of technology. He illuminates the often difficult task of building a successful team and describes how to employ the best aspects of Total Quality Management. In order to achieve maximum potential from staff, Powell describes how to select qualified personnel and evaluate senior staff members. And he outlines the steps necessary for gaining and maintaining financial stability.In this age of increasing accountability, the author demonstrates how to evaluate the productiveness of an organization's administrative operations and projects. In addition, he offers seasoned advice on how to deal most effectively with trustees in order to enlist them in the chief executive's vision of change. And he offers recommAndations on how to assess when the time has come to seek a new position. Written on a personal level and based on actual experience, the author also discusses time management, the importance of exercise and fitness, and useful career strategies.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Pathways to Leadership makes a significant contribution to any individual, regardless of their current career involvement, who is considering an executive position with a nonprofit. The book not only provides excellent advice in solving some of the thorny issues executive directors face on a daily basis, but also eloquently captures the sacrifices these individuals make in their personal lives." —Ann Mitchell, executive director, National Council of Nonprofit Associations

"Jim Powell pulls no punches. This is a candid, forthright statement of leadership by a first class professional. New and seasoned leaders alike will find Pathways to Leadership refreshing and valuable." —Charles E. Glassick, president, Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center

"Clearly the most enlightening and helpful book on leadership in the nonprofit sector. A must read for any professional who wishes to make a difference." —James L. Fisher, author of Power and the Presidency and The Board and the President, and former president of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787900946
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Series:
Jossey-Bass NonProfit Sector Series
Pages:
253
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.96(d)

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