What is your favorite leadership book?
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Our Nonprofit Leaders Bookclub is a great success! Every month we gather to discuss a pre-chosen book from the list below. Many books focus on leadership skills. Others encourage us to look at philanthropy in new ways. All provide plenty of insights that result in lively discussion!
Are you interested in participating in a book club that will expose you to new leadership ideas while incorporating the proven standards?
Contact us to discuss starting a facilitated book club in your area (or online).
Or READ MORE to view the list of books we are using as a starting point.
Each book title in the list is linked to its own page that allows for comments.
Please add information about any book, especially if you have read it or the reason why you are especially excited to read it.
Note that comments are allowed on this page if you want to recommend a book that isn’t on the list.
- Good to Great and the Social Sectors – Jim Collins
- The Spirituality of Fundraising –Henri Nouwen
- Start With Why – Simon Sinek
- The Five Disfunctions of a Team –Patrick Lencioni
- The Seven Faces of Philanthropy: A newApproach to Cultivating Major donors – Russ Prince
- Relationship Fundraising – KenBurnett
- Engagement Fundraising – Gregory Warner
- Women and Philanthropy: Boldly Shaping a Better World – Sondra Shaw-Hardy, Martha A. Taylor
- Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age – Allison Fine
- The Zen of Fundraising – KenBurnett
- Death by Meeting –Patrick Lencioni
- Our Iceberg is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions – John Kotter & Holger Rathgerber
- The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive – Patrick Lencioni
- The Five Temptations of a CEO –Patrick Lencioni
- Leaders Eat Last –Simon Sinek
- The Infinite Game –Simon Sinek
- To Sell is Human –Daniel Pink
- Drive – Daniel Pink
- Something by John Maxwell (He has written so many, it is hard to know where to start)
- The One Minute Manager – KenBlanchard
- Who Moved My Cheese –Spencer Johnson
- The Tipping Point –Malcolm Gladwell
- Big Magic –Elizabeth Gilbert
- The Art and Science of Donor Bliss – Eric and Sandra Billman
- Dare to Lead – Brene Brown
- Fierce Conversations –Susan Scott
- Fierce Leadership –Susan Scott
- Think Bigger – Michael Sonnenfeldt
- Radical Candor – Kim Scott
- Give and Take – Adam Grant
- Changing Minds – Howard Gardner
- Difficult Conversations – Stone, Patton, & Heen
- Made to Stick – Dan & Chip Heath
- It’s Your Ship – Mike Abrashoff
- Getting Things Done – David Allen
- How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work – Kegan & Lahey
- Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization – Logan, King, & Fisher-Wright
- Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership: Because Nonprofits Are Messy by Joan Garry