The Importance of Self- and Organizational Awareness: Taking a Hard Look Preparing for the Future: What's Next? Anyone with an entrepreneurial interest will find this a unique, useful introduction and overview. Although the book is oriented around the not-for-profit business format, the principles and practices used to grow from a start-up organization to a thriving, multimillion dollar, influential company are equally applicable to all entities. She spells out the ways in which creativity, tenacity, and the power of relationships helped her and her partner overcome barriers that often cause start-ups to flounder in their first years of operation. Harris and O'Leary have managed to find just the right blend of theory, practice story, and insight to help any reader navigate the problems inherent in building an organization from the ground up. The authors take an unusual approach to their topic by starting each chapter with a fairy tale 'from our collective imagination' that colorfully illustrates a specific business hurdle, such as learning how to hire the right people, overcoming obstacles, or winning over stakeholders. She has authored or edited nine books and ten training manuals on these topics and has been keynote speaker at several national conferences. The two authors of this book serve as mentors willing to offer essential lessons on what it takes to become an organizational leader.
She spells out the ways in which creativity, tenacity, and the power of relationships helped her and her partner overcome barriers that often cause start-ups to flounder in their first years of operation. She has also served as an expert witness on cases involving the impact of traumatic loss on surviving children. And I love the fables. . They'll talk about eight management issues in running a nonprofit: organizational culture; how to make an idea come alive; power, authority, and responsibility; hiring; problem solving; engaging the outside world; self and organizational awareness; and preparing for the future. In Lessons for Non-Profit and Start-Up Leaders, Harris shares her insights, struggles, and mistakes with the goal of helping others who may be starting and running non-profit organizations. Hiring: People to Help with the Work Barriers to Solving Problems: There Must Be a Way Around This Engaging the Outside World: Is Anyone Out There? By using Community Connections as the sole source for their case studies, the authors impart to readers a solid understanding of how one organization met its challenges.
Through trial and error, they learned how to manage finances, hire staff, overcome barriers, and adapt to changing business models. Through trial and error, they learned how to manage finances, hire staff, overcome barriers, and adapt to changing business models. The primary author, Maxine Harris, tells a very personal story describing the challenges she encountered in transforming an idea into a highly successful nonprofit organization. Thanks for the honest reflection on the trials and triumphs of the start-up! While these solutions may not work for all situations they offer several options to consider. These stories receive titles such as 'A Fable to Reach the Sky,' 'The Magic Ring,' and 'Crossing the Woods. She has been operating in conjunction with her now deceased partner Helen Bergman Community Connections for over 30 years.
They use their experience as a case study, and the book's eight brief and easy-to-read chapters provide an experiential perspective on the issues the authors faced and the imaginative ways in which they accepted and overcame them. Finding that an ever-increasing number of decisions have to be made as the organization increases in size, she realizes that she is the one who has to make them. Harris is a national expert in clinical practices for treating persons with serious mental illness, substance addiction, homelessness, trauma, domestic violence and early traumatic loss. You will learn about their growing pains of running Community Connections, a start-up behavioral health organization in Washington, D. I really enjoyed the fables, the stories and the wisdom that comes from someone who has lived the friction of real experience. Her most successful book, The Loss that is Forever: The Lifelong Impact of the Early Death of a Mother or Father, which is still in print after almost 20 years. This is especially common in healthcare.
While many business books provide examples from multiple companies in the name of breadth, seldom do readers have the opportunity to explore a sole organization in such depth. He has taught a wide variety of executive programs for organizations in the U. I wish I'd had this book to read when I was first starting out. Table of Contents Introduction Every Organization Has a Culture of Its Own: The Beginnings of Community Connections How to Make an Idea Come Alive: Inspiration, Thinking It Through, and Making It Happen Power, Authority, and Responsibility: Who's in Charge Around Here? He is also co-designer of the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program, which was founded by the Bush and Clinton Foundations. Tune in to Beyond 50: America's Variety Talk Radio Show on the natural, holistic, green and sustainable lifestyle. The insights and recommendations are focused and meaningful. Conclusion Harris, cofounder of D.
Michael O'Leary, PhD, is professor of Leadership, Management, and Innovation at Georgetown University, and is a former policy analyst and management consultant. By using Community Connections as the sole source for their case studies, the authors impart to readers a solid understanding of how one organization met its challenges. His research deals with high-performing virtual teams, multitasking, multi-teaming, and teams facing resource constraints. In Lessons for Non-Profit and Start-Up Leaders, Harris shares her insights, struggles, and mistakes with the goal of helping others who may be starting and running non-profit organizations. While many business books provide examples from multiple companies in the name of breadth, seldom do readers have the opportunity to explore a sole organization in such depth. Visit Beyond 50 Radio and sign up for our Exclusive Updates.
In their thoroughly engaging and imaginative book. From their original idea to the integration of their creativity, managerial expertise, and organizational leadership, they cleverly, without the lists, charts, and formalities traditionally associated with books of this type, draw on their experiences with the Community Connections endeavor to engage readers in their story and to introduce, illustrate, and blend the application of contemporary organizational theory, principles, and practices into a model for organizational success and sustainability. As a woman entrepreneur who has run both for profit and non-profit organizations, this book resonated with my experience. . . .
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