One of my book clubs just reviewed Leading Without Power, by Max DePree. This is one of my all time favorite books on management, leadership, and relationships. In reviewing the book for the call, I was struck again by DePree's ability to encapsulate important management and nonprofit ideas. Here are a couple to chew on.
On a vital nonprofit:
"The best nonprofits begin with trust and end with a fidelity to their mission."
"Vital organizations have the innocent energy of children and the compassionate wisdom of older people."
There are so many great quotes in here, that one of the book club participants said she had designed a screensaver to scroll through the 25 or so she took from the book.
Check out the book. It's a quick read, and well worth your time.