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Compliment for the second one variation of the administrative Director's advisor to Thriving as a Nonprofit Leader"This e-book is a present for nonprofit leaders in all phases in their careers. With readability and profound simplicity, it dissects the differently overwhelming position of the nonprofit govt director into comprehensible parts which could then be made doable (and even fulfilling!). it's a hugely readable and useful street map for success."—Molly Polidoroff, government director, middle for Excellence in Nonprofits"The govt Director's consultant to Thriving as a Nonprofit chief not just basically and concisely identifies the main serious problems with nonprofit management, however it additionally offers the assets and solutions to these demanding situations. it is going to be required examining for either the main professional govt in addition to the rising leader."—Bill Coy, director of management perform, l. a. Piana Consulting"I give you the govt Director's advisor to Thriving as a Nonprofit chief to all new government administrators positioned through my enterprise. They locate it to be an exceptional source in the course of their orientation to a brand new association, new humans, and new demanding situations, and it remains to be a help as matters arise of their paintings through the years. it truly is finished and brilliant, and the authors' nice wisdom and appreciate for nonprofit executives shine through."—Susan Egmont, advisor, Egmont AssociatesPraise for the former Edition"How may I describe this ebook? sensible. beneficial. Encouraging. lifelike. Thought-provoking. available. concentrated. sincere. fresh. it's going to be on each nonprofit leader's desk."—Barry Z. Posner, former dean and professor of management, Leavey college of industrial, Santa Clara collage, and coauthor, The management Challenge"In this new age of nonprofit administration, govt administrators are becoming over their fantasies and prior their fears, crafting change-the-world rules and executing them each day. Mim and Margaret now offer real-life, real-time assist in training and guiding govt administrators from survival to good fortune. i cannot examine a extra very important contribution in ultra-modern force to bolster the sector."—Roni Posner, former government director, The Alliance for Nonprofit administration

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These days people constantly speak and write about leadership and management styles. How often have you heard someone described as “a great leader but a weak manager” or “a great manager of people but not a very good leader”? What do those comments mean? The lines between the definitions of manager and leader have blurred to the point that people often use the words interchangeably. But being a successful manager and being a great leader are two very different roles—and both are required of Executive Directors on a daily basis if they are to fulfill the broader role of caretaker for the organization.

Everything you do as ED should fulfill this role. • The very big job of Executive Director takes great confidence, plus a clear understanding that this job is not about you—be dedicated and passionate, but also be objective about the fact that the organization is separate from you. • Keep focused on your leadership and managerial activities, especially being a leader. Prioritize your days and weeks to keep leadership tasks at the forefront. • Know who the other leaders in your organization are and support them in implementing their ideas while holding them responsible.

He was open with the Board of Directors about his struggles, and also about his inter - est in leadership development. Fortunately , the Board saw the leadership potential in Sam. He was respected by people inside and outside the organization. In his short tenure, he had already brought new focus and energy to the staff with an important campaign that had also created excellent media exposure for the organization. The Board felt this was an ED they could not afford to lose. A strategic planning consultant working with the organization suggested they hire an executive coach to build Sam’ s leadership capacity.

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