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Field Guides to Leadership and Supervision

"We have received the guide on leadership and supervision and are really impressed with it. The presentation is so clear, the diagrams are great, and the information is presented in a really easy-to-understand way without all the usual accompanying 'jargon' that many texts on this subject use, to their detriment."
-- Margaret Harvey, USQ Brisbane Campus, Virginia, Queensland, AUSTRALIA


Two Versions of This Book, Described Below On This Page

Field Guide to Leadership and Supervision in Business

Field Guide to Leadership and Supervision for Nonprofit Staff

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Field Guide to Leadership and Supervision in Business

Table of Contents and Figures

Index

by Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD, partner in Authenticity Consulting, LLC

There has been a recent explosion of books about new concepts in leadership and supervision, such as "New Millennium" leadership and "New Paradigm" leadership. In our experience over the years, leaders and supervisors rarely struggle because they don't understand such advanced concepts. Rather, they struggle because they haven't mastered the fundamentals, those most critical, basic structures and processes of leadership and supervision in their organizations. This guide will help you to master those fundamentals.

There is an adage that states that, in systems such as organizations, "structures determine behaviors that determine events". Too often, we focus only on the events and the behaviors and we fail to see the larger structures, so our efforts to develop more effective leadership often fail. Too many leadership development programs focus primarily on assessing leadership styles and then cultivating personal development -- they forget that, for leadership to really be effective, the organization has to have the structures in place to really support effective leadership in the first place. This guide shows you how to implement those structures in your organization.

The guide is one of the few that takes a solid, plan-based, systems-based view of leadership and supervision. It helps organizations to ensure a smooth transition to a professionally managed organization.

This is a clear, concise and comprehensive guidebook written by the author of one of the world's largest on-line libraries for managers, leaders and supervisors, the Free Management Library(sm).

Our Leadership and Supervision Consultation and Training

  • We provide leadership and supervision development services, including customizing the process to suit the nature and needs of your organization. To obtain our services, please contact us.
  • We also provide a training session, Nuts and Bolts to Leadership and Supervision. That training can be customized to suit your organization, as well.

To Order Your "Field Guide to Leadership and Supervision in Business"

  • Before you buy your next one-shot, management training session, consider getting copies of this guide for each of your managers, leaders and supervisors. One-shot training sessions rarely build skills in management. Instead, skills in management are built by ongoing reference to, and ongoing practice of, useful tools and resources. This is your guide to those useful tools and resources!
  • Save $1,000's on management training by making this your company's resource guide.
  • Price: $32.00 each. Published May 2010. 262 pages.
  • See To Order and Quickly Receive Your Publication
    NOTE: If you experience any problems processing your order, please call 800.971.2250 or 763.971.8890.


Field Guide to Leadership and Supervision
for Nonprofit Staff

Table of Contents and Figures

Index

Until now, it has been very difficult to find a publication that deals with the many day-to-day challenges faced by nonprofit leaders and supervisors. This highly practical guide is customized particularly to the real world of the nonprofit Executive Director and other leaders and supervisors among nonprofit staff. Guidelines are written in an easy-to-implement style, resulting in a highly practical resource that is useful at any time in the life of a nonprofit organization. Guidelines show you how to:

  • Lead from a plan-based, systems view of the nonprofit organization and its programs
  • Lead each of the most important functions in a nonprofit
  • Lead successful organization-wide change
  • Pick the best Board model/structure for your Board
  • Work in strategic partnership with your Board
  • Discern how much you Board should be involved in the management of the nonprofit
  • Determine the CEO's compensation, conduct succession planning, and form a contract with the CEO
  • Lead and manage yourself, including how to avoid burnout
  • Hire, train and retain the best employees
  • Organize and lead successful teams
  • Ensure all staff and volunteers contribute directly to achieving the goals of the nonprofit organization
  • Detect and address Founder's Syndrome

This guidebook is very useful for:

  • Founders and Executive Directors of nonprofits
  • Nonprofit managers or supervisors
  • Members of nonprofit Boards of Directors
  • Nonprofit management consultants
  • HRD professionals working with nonprofits

This is a clear, concise and comprehensive guidebook written by the author of one of the world's largest on-line libraries for managers, leaders and supervisors, the Free Management Library(sm).

Our Nonprofit Leadership and Supervision Consultation and Training

Our Other Useful Nonprofit Publications

Other Authors' Publications for Nonprofit Organizations

To Order Your "Field Guide to Leadership and Supervision for Nonprofit Staff"

  • Before you buy your next one-shot, management training session, consider getting copies of this guide for each of your managers, leaders and supervisors. One-shot training sessions rarely build skills in management. Skills in management are built by ongoing reference to, and ongoing practice of, useful tools and resources. This is your guide to those useful tools and resources!
  • Save $1,000's on management training by making this your company's resource guide.
  • Price: $32.00 each. Published December 2008. 296 pages. Paperback.
  • See To Order and Quickly Receive Your Publication
    NOTE: If you experience any problems processing your order, please call 800.971.2250 or 763.971.8890.