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Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose

While it’s important to learn and get advice from those who’ve come before us, it’s also important to realize our paths are our own. There is no one-way path to success and fulfillment in your career.

Change Leadership Lessons in the Gettysburg Address

Nancy Koehn (Harvard Business School professor and faculty for the NAS Chief Executive Program) speaks about leadership lessons in the iconic speech.

Creating the 21st Century Board

Editor’s note: Over the next two weeks, we’ll feature posts around the final convening of…

Emerging Leaders and Board Membership: Finding the Right Fit

Fielding Grasty, NAS Director of Programs, shares some tips and advice for emerging leaders interested in gaining governance experience.

Board Membership: Finding the Right Fit

As an emerging leader, it can be difficult finding a nonprofit board to join. I…

Outcome vs Process Oriented Thinking

Research on decision making in consumer behavior, perhaps with broader implications for nonprofits.

Rework

The book is divided into short segments with titles such as “Workaholism” and “Reasons to quit” and one of my favorites, “Emulate chefs.” So, if you need a break from the holiday food frenzy or from your great stack of reading, try this book.

The biology of business: Homo administrans

An interesting article on the science of management

Why Bosses Ought to Be More Interested in What is True Than What is New

With the ever-increasing temptation to focus on what’s new, it’s important to remember that most of our challenges (and their solutions) are not so new.

What’s a Children’s Chorus Leader to Do?

A case study on board leadership and organizational growth, featuring a response by NAS CEO Gail Crider.

Start With Why, Simon Sinek

I recently heard Simon speak at a Dance NYC conference, and his book is as good a review of the importance of mission (although that’s not what it is about) as any I have ever read. You can watch him on TEDx and get a taste of his thinking.

Anatomy of a Leader

Former NAS President and CEO Russell Willis Taylor interviewed Peter Gelb for the Fall 2007…

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