Improving Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations

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John Wiley & Sons, 2004 - Business & Economics - 290 pages
Well-grounded in theory, research, and practice, Improving Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations is a comprehensive resource that goes beyond traditional nonprofit management theory to offer the latest in cutting-edge thought on leadership for nonprofit organizations. The book offers a wealth of new directions and ideas for leadership and features chapters written by such well-known experts as Frances Hesselbein, Stephen Dobbs, Florence Green, and Jay Conger. Improving Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations discusses the most compelling leadership challenges and issues for nonprofit organizations and
  • Shows that transformational leaders of nonprofits lead more effective organizations
  • Includes a comparison of highly functioning for-profit boards with boards of nonprofit organizations
  • Provides an analysis of dysfunctional boards
  • Discusses for-profit "organizations of hope" that provide important leadership for social change and responsibility
  • Suggests strategies for managing and motivating a volunteer workforce
  • Presents a model for leading nonprofit projects
  • Offers a valuable model for program evaluation in nonprofit organizations
  • Considers the ongoing development of nonprofit leaders
  • Includes strategies to develop leadership capacity

Improving Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations is based on the twelfth annual Kravis-de Roulet Leadership Conference at Claremont McKenna College. The conference focused on improving leadership in nonprofit organizations and brought together leadership scholars, experts in nonprofit issues, and nonprofit leaders to share cutting-edge thoughts and insights on nonprofit leadership.

 

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Contents

CHALLENGES FOR NONPROFIT LEADERS
1
Figures
7
Some Thoughts About Nonprofit Leadership
10
Ten Things Nonprofits Must Do in the TwentyFirst Century
19
Exhibits
28
A FOCUS ON THE NONPROFIT LEADER
37
Transformational Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations
49
The Ethical Challenges of Nonprofit Leaders
63
A Perspective
131
A FOCUS ON THE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
149
Theoretical
163
The Relative Influence of Vertical Versus Shared Leadership
180
of Vertical and Shared Leadership to the Variance Explained
194
NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES
205
A Leadership Model for Nonprofit Projects
219
Using Professional Evaluation to Improve the Effectiveness
234

Managerial Pay in Nonprofit and ForProfit Corporations
76
Tables
83
The Perils and Promise
102
BOARD LEADERSHIP
117
Recommendations
252
SoulBased Leadership The Confluence of Ideals
267
Name Index
279
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Ronald E. Riggio is the Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology and director of the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College. He is the author of numerous books on the topic of leadership.

Sarah Smith Orr is president of Smith Orr & Associates in Pasadena, California. She is a consultant and coach for executives and organizations with a specialty in nonprofit leadership and for men and women making a passage through a life transition. <P>

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