The Character of Leadership : Political Realism and Public Virtue in Nonprofit Organizations
Michael Jinkins, Deborah Bradshaw JinkinsISBN: 0787941204; 9780787941208;
Behold, I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore, be as shrewd as snakes, and as innocent as doves. --Matthew 10:16 . . . remarkable example of practical humanities scholarship. . . .Those who lead all sorts of nonprofit organizations can benefit from this bracing encounter with political realism. --James Wind, president, Alban Institute and author of Places to Worship Leaders of nonprofit enterprises are often motivated by a completing vision of how the world should be.Too often, however, this prevents them from understanding and skillfully operating in the realm of pragmatic realism. For nonprofit leaders who want to succeed in their efforts to change the world without selling their souls, Jinkins and Jinkins offer aguide to pragmatic and principled politics. This book includes case studies of the political successes and failures of talented, good-hearted leaders in a variety of roles including seminary presidents, pastors, and leaders of social...