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.
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.