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The Jossey-Bass Reader on Nonprofit and Public Leadership Paperback – November 17, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0470479490 ISBN-10: 0470479493 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 688 pages
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (November 17, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470479493
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470479490
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,261 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for The Jossey-Bass Reader on Nonprofit and Public Leadership

"The Jossey-Bass Reader on Nonprofit and Public Leadership is the most comprehensive collection of essays on leadership available. It should be required reading for all of those who teach, practice and are students of the art and science of leadership."
—Stephen E. Condrey, University of Georgia

"This collection of short and readable pieces will be very valuable for students and practitioners of public and nonprofit leadership."
—Michael O'Neill, professor of nonprofit management, School of Business and Professional Studies, University of San Francisco

"James Perry has provided a very valuable tool for nonprofit and public sector leaders. This collection represents the very best lessons for leaders, from John Gardner to Kouzes and Posner. The clear structuring and framing of the articles makes this a perfect handbook for nonprofit and public sector leaders of all types."
—Ronald E. Riggio, Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology Director, Kravis Leadership Institute, Claremont McKenna College

"Jim Perry brings together in a single volume much of the best writing on leadership theory and leadership 'doing.' For anyone interested in the attributes and practice of leadership, this is the book, looking back at what's been proven effective and forward to what's needed in the next generation of leaders."
—Timothy L. Seiler, director, The Fund Raising School, The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana

About the Author

The Editor

James L. Perry is Distinguished Professor and Chancellor's Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, Professor of Philanthropic Studies and Political Science at Indiana University--Bloomington, and a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He is the author or editor of more than a dozen books on nonprofit leadership and public administration, and serves on the editorial boards of numerous periodicals, including the American Review of Public Administration, Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration, Journal of Public Affairs Education, and Review of Public Personnel Administration.

More About the Author

I am in the third half of life, committed to finish well and to pass on to the next generation any wisdom I have been graced with in life and in learning. The next generation of leaders is what concerns me most. Seeing people who will serve others rather than themselves is a task my generation has failed at in many ways. In that sense, the story of William Wilberforce and Thomas Jefferson is one that clearly illustrates why England was transformed in moral tone to the point that slavery ended peacefully while the "land of the free" failed at the same point of decision--to its lasting spiritual and social poverty. If I have one insight to pass on, it is that leaders grow leaders and most importantly shape character and culture. All of my earlier teaching and writing led up to this conclusion. Jossey-Bass published the earlier findings--derived from interviewing those shaped by their former leaders. Eight years of studying Wilberforce and Jefferson only confirmed that.

It may be ironic or God's sense of humor that someone who has reached threescore years and ten would be teaching high school students, but I am convinced that is now the work I am called to do--that and mentoring young couples and young guys starting out in life. For that task, the Christian worldview I find is essential. Nothing less than a heart transformative relationship with the author of creation and the model leader who served is capable of equipping leaders who also serve or spouses who stick to their commitments.

For those wishing to dialogue or for a deeper look at my ongoing work, visit the website at crossedlives.org and help me with this last calling.

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By Rosanne on August 6, 2013
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This text book met my expectations. It is a used book, but is in very good condition. I also appreciated the fast shipment.
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