Books We Like

Coaching Skills for Nonprofit Managers and Leaders: Developing People to Achieve Your Mission

by Judith Wilson and Michelle Gislason

This book provides nonprofit managers with an understanding of the multiple benefits of coaching and shares excellent, practical techniques for coaching staff and peers.

Working With Emotional Intelligence

by Daniel Goleman

Research conducted by dozens of experts in government agencies and nonprofit organizations worldwide conclude that emotional intelligence is the barometer of excellence on virtually any job. This book explains what emotional intelligence is and why it counts more than IQ or expertise for excelling on the job.

The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World

by Ronald A. Heifetz, Marty Linsky and Alexander Grashow

A hands-on, practical guide containing stories, tools, diagrams and worksheets to help you develop your skills as an adaptive leader capable of helping people move beyond their comfort zones and effectively tackle tough challenges.

Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World

by Margaret J. Wheatley

This seminal book explores how ideas from quantum physics, chaos theory, and molecular biology can be applied to improve organizational performance.

Leading Change

by John P. Kotter

An excellent introduction to the step-by-step process for successfully managing organizational change initiatives.

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— Joanne Smith

Founder and Executive Director, Girls for Gender Equity (GGE)