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Posted on Nov 1, 2017

November 2017 Resources

November 2017 Resources

The Imperfect Board Member

Discovering the Seven Disciplines of Governance Excellence 

by Jim Brown

This easy-to-read book demonstrates that the big jobs of the board are to direct and protect, and they get this done by connecting, expecting, correcting, selecting and inspecting. This could be particularly helpful to a board thinking about building their board and organizational culture.

Relational Leadership

A Biblical Model for Leadership Service

by Walter C. Wright

This book will be valuable to anyone in leadership with a goal to empower others to help achieve the mission of their organization. Wright not only presents an ideal, but offers practical suggestions for handling thorny issues such as the management of volunteers and performance reviews.

Race for Relevance

5 Radical Changes for Associations

by Harrison Coerver and Mary Byers

A no-nonsense look at how organizations operate and what they need to do to remain relevant in the future, this book includes worksheets, checklists, and case studies geared towards helping leaders implement change.

 

Humanizing the Education Machine

by Rex Miller

Miller describes how the education system has become ineffective by not adapting to fit students’ needs, learning styles and perspectives, and explains how schools can evolve to engage students and involve parents. This book serves to spread hope for reform, and to equip parents, educators, administrators, and communities to partner in the new human-centered learning revolution.

The Rest of God

Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath

by Mark Buchanan

Jesus practiced Sabbath among those who had turned it into a dismal thing, and He reminded them of the day’s true purpose: liberation – to heal, to feed, to rescue, to celebrate, to lavish and relish life abundant. Buchanan urges us to revive the Sabbath as a refuge from our pervasive and spiritually destructive culture of busyness and gives practical advice for restoring the Sabbath in our lives.

 

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