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.