Flashback: Best New Leadership Book Of 2014

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Flashback to this post from early 2015 : After reading nearly 40 books about leadership released this year, my pick for the very best new leadership book of 2014 is, The Front-Line Leader: Building a High-Performance Organization from the Ground Up , by Chris Van Gorder.

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Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

But I’m a writer, and the writer in me decided that “Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology” is going to be a book. In April (after my lenten social media fast ), and after I relaunch my personal site (I’m moving all of the tech stuff there, and this URL will have stuff for the book,) I’ll fill everyone in with a lot more details. BooksAs I said, I am done. Blogging, that is.

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Book Review: “Charity Case”

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Since then he has authored several books and has become a voice for change in the nonprofit sector. Pallotta’s latest book, Charity Case: How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up For Itself and Really Change the World , was released in late 2012 to very positive reviews. It is the follow-up book to the critically acclaimed Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential from 2010. I recommend starting with his book Uncharitable first.

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The Book Of Mistakes For Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Skip Prichard’s book, The Book of Mistakes , provides a motivating and inspiring fable and journey to finding the secrets to creating a successful future. Full of wisdom, this is a book for everyone, and particularly valuable to anyone who wants to be a better leader.

Flashback: Best New Leadership Book Of 2014

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Flashback to this post from early 2015 : After reading nearly 40 books about leadership released this year, my pick for the very best leadership book for 2014 is, The Front-Line Leader: Building a High-Performance Organization from the Ground Up , by Chris Van Gorder.

Flashback: Best New Leadership Book Of 2018

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Today, we flashback to 2018 : The new book, Say What You Mean , by Oren Jay Sofer , couldn’t have come at a better time. Published toward the end of 2018, Sofer’s book teaches you how to find your voice, speak your truth and listen deeply.

This Week's Leadership Book To Read: The Leadership Challenge

Eric Jacobsen Blog

There is good reason why, The Leadership Challenge , book is now in its sixth addition. Revised to address current challenges, this sixth edition marks thirty-plus years since the book was first published.

Bringing Millions of Books to Billions of People: Making the Book Truly Accessible

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I believe in the power of books to change the world. That is not a particularly radical belief among librarians, but I hope to make you believe even more in the power of books. Today, we are poised at a moment in time where we can transcend the limitations of past book technologies and bring the power of books to all humans. To bring the power of books to everybody on this planet, we must make books truly accessible. Love of the print book.

The Book Of Mistakes

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Skip Prichard’s new book, The Book of Mistakes , provides a motivating and inspiring fable and journey to finding the secrets to creating a successful future. Full of wisdom, this is a book for everyone, and particularly valuable to anyone who wants to be a better leader. I won’t reveal the nine mistakes, however, here are some of my favorite takeaways and snippets from the lessons the book teaches: Be the hero of your story, not a minor character in someone else’s.

Today's Leadership Book Recommendation

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you have a manager who isn't the best communicator, you can suggest he/she read Jane Murphy's and Khatun Huber's book, What Could Happen If You Do Nothing? Actually, it's more of a handbook than a book, and it is best read by finding the section most applicable at the moment versus reading it start to finish. I receive about a book a week from authors to review, and I don't recommend them all. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Leadership Books

Best New Leadership Book Of 2019

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Each year, after reading and reviewing dozens of new leadership books, I select my pick for the year's best new leadership book. For 2019, that book is Paul Smith's, The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell , released this past summer. I selected this book as best for its innovative format, timely and pertinent content, and how easy it is to put what Paul teaches to immediate use as a leader. You can read this book in an hour or less.

[Examples] Most beautiful Nonprofit Brand Books/Style Guides

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[Examples] Most beautiful Nonprofit Brand Books/Style Guides. Want to create a brand book / style guide for your nonprofit? A Brand Book / Style Guide can help. In this article, we’ll go into: What a Brand Book / Style Guide is. What is a Brand Book / Style Guide?

Get the Book

SocialFish

A little book of big ideas for associations navigating the social web. The book is a collection of big ideas. The book is fantastic and incredibly timely. We hope you’ll read the book and share your stories of Open Community in action. It’s available through the Engage365 Book Store managed by Omnipress, through Amazon.com , or for you ebook enthusiasts, get the Amazon Kindle version. You just need this book to show you how to make it happen.”.

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Five Must-Read Books For Leaders This Fall

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Stumped for what business books to add to your fall reading list? Here are five must-read books for leaders well worth adding to your list: Lead With A Story -- A Guide To Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire. I couldn't put this book down.

Attention all business book enthusiasts!

SocialFish

I also have a big pile of books on my desk that I want to get to (Sound familiar? summarizes best-selling business books into short video, audio and text summaries and give you the most essential lessons from them. To celebrate our book being featured, they’re giving friends of SocialFish a special deal – a $250 lifetime all-access membership (the full value of which is $1499! Do you love to read? I do!

Book Reviews

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Book Reviews October 21, 2007 I read three books recently that I thought would be worth reviewing here. They fall into that category of “business&# books that I basically never read. The first book, called “ Made to Stick:Why Some Ideas Survive, and Others Die.&# It’s an interesting book, with a basic premise.

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Best Leadership Book Of 2018

Eric Jacobsen Blog

In December, I'll post my selection for the best new leadership book for 2019. In the meantime, here's a reminder/re-posting of my selection for 2018: The new book, Say What You Mean , by Oren Jay Sofer , couldn’t have come at a better time. Published toward the end of 2018, Sofer’s book teaches you how to find your voice, speak your truth and listen deeply. And, that’s why, Say What You Mean , is my pick for B est New Leadership Book for 2018.

Socialnomics Book Report

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Author: Cheryl Black. Remember back in sixth grade when you had a summer reading list? Big nerd that I am, I never quit having a summer reading list. The 2012 Summer Reading List for me included some light reading like The Confession (ok maybe that one wasn't so light.) and Water for Elephants and also some real homework, Socialnomics.

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Books To Read This Month

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Pictured above are two books to add to your list for reading this month. In her book, author Esther K. Books Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership BooksLet The Story Do The Work explains that at the heart of leadership lies persuasion. And at the heart of persuasion likes storytelling. Choy teaches you how to: Dispel any fears that you can't tell great stories. Connect with an audience by determining their point of view and speaking to their concerns.

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Flashback: Best New Leadership Book Of 2018

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The new book, Say What You Mean , by Oren Jay Sofer , couldn’t have come at a better time. Published toward the end of 2018, Sofer’s book teaches you how to find your voice, speak your truth and listen deeply. Most important, via the book, Sofer provides us the skill necessary to transform communication into a vehicle for greater intimacy, honesty, and compassion to bring us to greater equity and peace. Add this book to your must-read book list for 2019.

Leadership Books To Read This Summer

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Starting to choose which business books you'll read this summer? Here are some leadership books I highly recommend: Best Leadership Books Eric Jacobson Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership

Social by Social: Book Giveaway!

Amy Sample Ward

I just got my first copy of the Social by Social book I co-authored earlier this year with David Wilcox , Andy Gibson , and Nigel Courtney and Clive Holtham from Cass Business School. That’s the book next to the SocialBySocial.com website where you can read the book for free or download the free PDF. BOOK GIVEAWAY! I’m going to give away this copy of the book and am pretty excited to do it! Tags: socialbysocial book case studies

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Book Review: iPhone Millionaire

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In this series of posts about social media books, I invite the author to share something about themselves and why they wrote the book, and what in the book might be of particular interest to association or nonprofit audiences. . Maddie’s Take: This book is supremely fascinating to me, as a content creator. So that is why I wrote the book. This is a guest post from Michael Rosenblum , author of iPhone Millionaire.

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New Book: #NONPROFIT SOCIALMEDIA tweet

Amy Sample Ward

The Nonprofit Technology Conference is in Atlanta April 8-10 and Beth Kanter and Janet Fouts crowd-sourced a book of tips and tricks for the event. Start to finish the entire book was done in 3 weeks! Proceeds from the book go to the Nonprofit Technology Network and Janety will be giving away books at the NTC. They did a great job and I’m excited to see the book in print! Tags: resources 10ntc book nten twitter

Mass Market Accessible Books

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They were the first publisher to sign on to deliver their books electronically to Bookshare back in 2003, and gave us permission to provide their books outside the U.S. We're excited about this trend and the opportunities it creates for the commercial availability of mass market accessible books. Check out this O'Reilly's announcement tat their ebook bundles now include DAISY talking book format files to see the fabulous work they're doing.

Book Review and Giveaway: The Eight Principles of Sustainable Fundraising

Amy Sample Ward

Johnson’s new book, The Eight Principles of Sustainable Fundraising. In this book, Larry starts at the beginning (that’s even how he describes it!) resources book fundraising giveaway review tipsIn our work, regardless of the the cause we are passionate about it or the job title we have, we have to recognize that it isn’t all about the “function” of our work. Do you work in a communications department? It isn’t always about social media.

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A Call for Millions: Ending the Global Book Famine for the Blind

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There’s a global book famine afflicting people with disabilities. They lack the books they need for education, employment, and social inclusion. I have good news: For $5 million a year, we can build a global library that provides tens of millions of people around the world who are blind, low vision, or dyslexic free access to books that will work for them. Our Bookshare library has over 550,000 books that have been delivered digitally over 10 million times.

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Networked Nonprofit: Get the book!

Amy Sample Ward

Beth Kanter and Allison Fine ‘s book, The Networked Nonprofit , is now out and starting lots of conversations. As such, I knew that their book would be a great resource and part of what makes it so is the inclusion of reflection questions for every chapter. If you’re reading the book, or if your whole team or organization is reading it, you have great questions to depart from for critical thinking and strategic planning.

The Book Of Mistakes For Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Skip Prichard’s book, The Book of Mistakes , provides a motivating and inspiring fable and journey to finding the secrets to creating a successful future. Full of wisdom, this is a book for everyone, and particularly valuable to anyone who wants to be a better leader. I won’t reveal the nine mistakes, however, here are some of my favorite takeaways and snippets from the lessons the book teaches: Be the hero of your story, not a minor character in someone else’s.

Bookshare hits 50,000 books!

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Thanks to tremendous work by our volunteers, our publisher partners, our proofreading partners and our staff, we've added more than 4,000 books in the last two months and broken the 50,000 titles barrier. Now, I sure wasn't expecting us to add books at this rate! We've been adding books at more than 1000 books a month earlier this year, and I think that rate is definitely sustainable. Tags: print disabled volunteer books Puerto Rico Bookshare

The Book Of Mistakes Is A Book For Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Skip Prichard’s book, The Book of Mistakes , provides a motivating and inspiring fable and journey to finding the secrets to creating a successful future. Full of wisdom, this is a book for everyone, and particularly valuable to anyone who wants to be a better leader. I won’t reveal the nine mistakes, however, here are some of my favorite takeaways and snippets from the lessons the book teaches: Be the hero of your story, not a minor character in someone else’s.

Book Review: The Crowdfunding Revolution

SocialFish

In this series of posts about social media books, I invite the author to share something about themselves and why they wrote the book, and what in the book might be of particular interest to association or nonprofit audiences. . so I find this book incredibly interesting. In 2010, he co-authored a pioneering book on crowdfunding titled The CrowdFunding Revolution (with Kevin Lawton). Book review Social, In Theory

E-books for Social Strategy

Connection Cafe

E-books and e-readers are a growing part of the attention ecosystem. Nonprofits struggling to communicate complex issues in 140 characters can benefit from deploying e-books and other long-form content as part of a thoughtful mobile and social media strategy. 29% of Americans age 18 and older own at least one specialized device for e-book reading – either a tablet or an e-book reader. The audience for an e-book may be larger than you thought.

This Week's Leadership Book To Read

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you have a manager who isn't the best communicator, you can suggest he/she read Jane Murphy's and Khatun Huber's book, What Could Happen If You Do Nothing? Actually, it's more of a handbook than a book, and it is best read by finding the section most applicable at the moment versus reading it start to finish. I receive about a book a week from authors to review, and I don't recommend them all. Books Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Leadership book

Book Recommendation For Leaders: The Leadership Challenge

Eric Jacobsen Blog

There is good reason why, The Leadership Challenge , book is now in its sixth addition. Revised to address current challenges, this sixth edition marks thirty-plus years since the book was first published. Chapters in the book explain the conceptual principles that support each practice and prescribe specific recommendations on what you can do to make each practice and commitment your own. Eric Jacobson Leaderhship Leadership Books Leadership Tips The Leadership Challenge

Five Leadership Books To Read This Fall

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Stumped for what business books to add to your fall reading list? Here are five must-read books for leaders well worth adding to your list: Lead With A Story -- A Guide To Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire. In the book, you'll find over 100 ready-made stories you can use as templates to tell your stories. This book, by Brian Solis, details the incredible transformation happening in business today, driven by new social and mobile technologies.

5 Leadership Books To Read This Winter

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Stumped for what business books to add to your winter reading list? Here are five must-read books for leaders well worth adding to your list: Lead With A Story -- A Guide To Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire. In the book, you'll find over 100 ready-made stories you can use as templates to tell your stories. This book is a wake-up call for every business leader. Plus, there's five other lessons McBean teaches in the book.

Book Review: Plugging the leaky bucket of donors | Third Sector

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Book Review: Plugging the leaky bucket of donors | Third Sector : "hat premise is underpinned by a 2013 study of nearly 2,500 organisations by the Association of Fundraising Professionals in the US, which found that only 65 per cent of them retained new recruits long enough to receive a second donation.

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Book Giveaway: Mazarine Treyz, The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising

Amy Sample Ward

I’m also excited to announce that I’ll be giving away a copy of the book for free to a reader! I recently caught up with Mazarine and asked her, “If there was one example or story you could share that exemplifies why you wrote this book, and a few examples of the kinds of content and resources included in the book, what would it be?” But what I found was that the books for getting started in making a difference with your writing were just DULL. Free Book Giveaway.

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Leadership Books To Read This Summer

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Starting to choose which business books you'll read this summer? Here are some leadership books I highly recommend: Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Leadership Books Summer Reading

Book Review: Stand Out Social Marketing

SocialFish

This is the second in a series of posts about social media books, where I invite the author to share something about themselves and why they wrote the book, and what in the book might be of particular interest to association or nonprofit audiences. . But the key strategic point of this book is that you stand out NOT by shouting louder than everyone else. Here, I tackle 5 questions about standing out to provide some details on the book.

Leadership Conversations: Must-Read Book For Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

When I read business books, I turn the corner of every page that has something I really like, want to remember and easily reference in the future. Halfway into the 300-page book, Leadership Conversations , I had turned the corners of nearly every fifth page. So, you can see why I believe this is such a good book. Stieglitz wrote the book because they believe that a leader's most powerful skill is the ability to hold effective conversations.

A Leadership Book To Read This Year

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you have a manager who isn't the best communicator, you can suggest he/she read Jane Murphy's and Khatun Huber's book, What Could Happen If You Do Nothing? Actually, it's more of a handbook than a book, and it is best read by finding the section most applicable at the moment versus reading it start to finish. I receive about a book a week from authors to review, and I don't recommend them all.