Changing the World Without Losing Your Mind: Leadership Lessons from Three Decades of Social Entrepreneurship

Changing the World Without Losing Your Mind: Leadership Lessons from Three Decades of Social Entrepreneurship

by Alex Counts

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Overview

Some people are dreamers. They choose a career shaped by dreams of making the world a better place—caring for kids, lifting up the poor, protecting the planet. When your dreams are that powerful, it’s easy to neglect yourself. Both lives and dreams can suffer the consequences.

If you’re one of the dreamers, this is the book for you. Changing the World Without Losing Your Mind is a down-to-earth guide to mission-driven leadership. Drawing on his decades of experience as an acclaimed nonprofit leader, Alex Counts offers practical advice on such vital activities as fundraising, team-building, communications, and management. He shows you how to run an organization—and your own life—both effectively and sustainably, giving joyfully to those around you while also caring generously for yourself.

Candid, funny, insightful, and wise, Changing the World Without Losing Your Mind is a book you’ll refer to throughout your career . . . no matter where your dreams may lead you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733914109
Publisher: Rivertowns Books
Publication date: 04/17/2019
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 609,031
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Alex Counts founded Grameen Foundation and became its president and CEO in 1997. A Cornell University graduate, Counts's commitment to poverty eradication deepened as a Fulbright scholar in Bangladesh, where he trained under Professor Muhammad Yunus, the founder and managing director of Grameen Bank, and co-recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize. Since its modest beginnings, Grameen Foundation has grown to become a leading international humanitarian organization.

Alex Counts is an independent consultant to nonprofit organizations and a professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland College Park.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Muhammad Yunus

Introduction: Why This Book?

PART ONE: GETTING STARTED

1. Deciding to Make a Difference

2. Choosing to Be Bold

3. First Lessons in Leadership

4. Learning to Tell My Story

5. Laying a Foundation

6. Running My Own Show

PART TWO: LEARNING TO LEAD

7. Fundraising as a Win / Win / Win Proposition

8. Managing Up

9. When Leadership Is a Struggle

10. Turning Points

11. Coping with Success

12. Building a Great Board

13. Forging Partnerships

PART THREE; CARING FOR YOURSELF

14. Life in Balance

15. Beginner's Mind

16. Learning Acceptance

17. Living Generously

18. Letting Go

Acknowledgments

About the Author

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