"Making a Difference: A Guide to Jewish Leadership and Not-for-Profit Management" provides an encyclopedic introduction to leading not-for-profit organizations in a time of rapid change and unprecedented turbulence. It integrates state-of-the-art insights from such fields as management, organizational culture, leadership, psychology and systems theory with Biblical, rabbinic and medieval Jewish texts, examples drawn from contemporary American Jewish organizational life, and the Jewish values, virtues and insights that mark distinctively Jewish leadership. This book challenges current and future presidents and chair people, program directors and executive vice presidents to take on critical challenges, including generating fresh vision that is anchored in enduring Jewish values, developing concrete objectives for fulfilling that vision, and building the teams that are needed to implement those objectives to accomplish trans formative change and maximize positive impact. Suitable for personal reading, group study and formal coursework, "Making a Difference" includes appendices that provide a full set of Jewish texts for group study, suggested additional readings and study questions.
Each chapter provides discussion topics. This volume is not only a work of scholarship and an accessible textbook; it provides a manual for effective daily leadership rooted in skillful management, moral seriousness and disciplined leadership.
Publisher: Reconstructionist Rabbinical College Press
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm