“Through DFI, we have the opportunity to learn and grow as Jewish professionals. Recently, I connected with a colleague at the Development Professionals seminar who shared great insight on tracking and management of high potential donors.”

Leadership and Management

“Leadership focuses on people.  Management focuses on performance.”
Managers maintain the status quo, manage teams and schedules, organize, direct, and control to achieve goals. They typically can measure their tasks in terms of resources: human, money, time, and equipment — like planning, budgeting, coordinating, and organizing. Leaders set goals and direction, challenge the norm, and seek new ways of working towards goals. Their job is to create the most conducive environment for team success.


Developing a Growth Mindset, Leadership and Management
Carol Dweck: The power of believing that you can improve (TED Talk)
J.K. Rowling: On the benefits of failure (Excerpt from Harvard Commencement Speech)
Tim Harford: Trial, error and the God Complex (TED Talk)
Leticia Gasca: Don’t fail fast — fail mindfully (TED Talk)
What Having a “Growth Mindset” Actually Means (Harvard Business)
Research every teacher should know: growth mindset (The Guardian)
How Coca-Cola, Netflix, and Amazon Learn from Failure (Harvard Business)
Rabbi Josh Joseph: Failure, to Launch: The Upside of Falling Down (ELI talks)

What One CEO Did When 45 of Her Employees Quit
A 6-Year Study Reveals the Surprising Key to Team Performance (and 9 Ways to Enable It)
How to Start a Mentoring Program
Staffs Manage. Boards Govern
The Value of a Self-Aware Leader
5 Unusual Facts About Google’s Odd (and Wildly Successful) Management Practices
Management Vs. Leadership: 5 Ways They are Different
Leadership Vs. Management
Successful Leadership Requires 6 Critical Resources
The Right Way to Kick Off CEO-Board Relationship
How to Fire a Volunteer
8 Signs an Employee should be Fired (That Never Appear on Employee Evaluations)
Practice What You Preach
What Makes an Effective Leader?
How to Manage Time with 10 Tips that Work
18 Effective Social-Media Tools That Will Save You Time
10 Tools to Help Automate your Small Business Tasks

Sturt, David: Great Work: How to Make a Difference People Love
Covey, Stephen R.: Principle-Centered Leadership
Kaye, Beverley: Up is Not the Only Way
Fine, Allison: Matterness
Hefetz and Linsky: Leadership on the Line
Collins, Jim: Good to Greatness in the Social Sector

Goldman, Dan: Primal Leadership

Board Source
Council of Nonprofits: Fundraising
Network for Good: nonprofit fundraising
American Management Association
Emerging Leader

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