Nature's Keepers The Remarkable Story of How the Nature Conservancy Became the Largest Environmental Group in the World

ISBN-10: 0787971588

ISBN-13: 9780787971588

Edition: 2005

Authors: Bill Birchard
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Description: With more than $3.7 billion in assets and annual revenue of $800 million, the Nature Conservancy has generated staggering growth that would be the envy of any business. Incorporated in 1951 by a small circle of concerned ecologists, the Conservancy has grown financially into the world's largest environmental organization. It has one million members--up from 500,000 in 1990--and 3,500 employees operating in 50 states and 28 countries across the world. Nature's Keepers offers readers an inspirational leadership tale and management chronicle, as it goes behind the scenes and details the inner workings of the Nature Conservancy. Highlighting the efforts of nine extraordinary leaders, Nature's Keepers examines the organization's culture and management, strategy and decisions, and courageous and ingenious individuals who have dedicated their lives to conservation. Author Bill Birchard reveals how the Conservancy's sometimes controversial business practices--entrepreneurial approaches to preserving ecosystems while meeting human needs--have earned the praise of management gurus such as Peter Drucker. The Conservancy's way of operating, though not free of failings, is both widely emulated in the nonprofit community and greatly respected by business scholars and CEOs nationwide.

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/18/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Preface
No Crisis Unanswered: How the Nature Conservancy Masters Challenges and Change
The Courage to Lead: Revamping Leadership to Renew Performance
Mission for Life: On Being Systematic, Not Opportunistic
We Can Work with You: The Care and Feeding of a Dynamic Culture
We're Not in Kansas Anymore: The Road to Realizing New Ambitions
The Power of "We": Engaging Every Constituency for Breakthrough Results
More Than the Sum of Its Parts: Teaching the Organization to Work as One
Manage Thyself: Leadership in a Shared-Power World
Global Dynamo: Taking the Organization International
The Senate Is Calling: Accountability and Governance in the Face of Crisis
Epilogue: Unsung Heroes
Author's Note
Index
The Author
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