Character of Leadership Political Realism and Public Virtue in Nonprofit Organizations

ISBN-10: 0787941204

ISBN-13: 9780787941208

Edition: 1998 (Large Type)

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The Character of Leadership is for non-profit leaders who want to succeed in their efforts to change the world without selling their souls. The authors offer a guide to pragmatic and principled politics.
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Book details

List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/27/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Michael Jinkins is President and Professor of Theology at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He is the author of several books, including Called to Be Human, Invitation to Psalms, and Letters to New Pastors.

MICHAEL JINKINS is associate professor of pastoral theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. An ordained Presbyterian minister, he served for thirteen years as a pastor in the United States and Britain. DEBORAH BRADSHAW JINKINS has served more than twenty years in public education as teacher, principal, grant writer, and accountability and compliance monitor of school district effectiveness. Currently she is founding principal for NYOS (Not Your Ordinary School), a charter school in Austin, Texas.

The Machiavelli Principle
Learning from Experience
We're Not Past the Past
Exercising a Hermeneutic of Suspicion: Or, Whose History Do We Pay Attention To?
The Perils of an Unarmed Prophet
The Trouble with Mercenaries
Foreseeing the Unforeseeable
Making Change Imaginable Where You Are
Developing the Sense of Smell
Are You in a Principality or a Republic?
Understanding the Ecology of Leadership and Power
Authenticity and Duplicity
Nurturing Character for Realistic Leadership
Virtue Redefined: Becoming a Leader of Consequence
Integrity
Courage
Flexibility
Talent
Prudence
Developing Political Skills
What Competence Looks Like
Making Political Connections Without Toadying
Builing Leadership Teams
Planning Strategy with the Whole System in Mind
Attracting Money Through Accountability and Good Will
Dealing with Sabotage and Opposition
Conclusion: Passion Is Not Enough
References
Index
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