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Inspired Jewish leadership : practical approaches to building strong communities /
Dr. Erica Brown.
edition
Hardcover ed.
imprint
Woodstock, Vt. : Jewish Lights Publishing, 2008.
description
xii, 230 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1580233619, 9781580233613
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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imprint
Woodstock, Vt. : Jewish Lights Publishing, 2008.
isbn
1580233619
9781580233613
contents note
Guilt and pleasure: putting the Jewish in Jewish leadership -- Defining leadership -- Who are we leading?: age, ethnicity, and community -- Vision and mentoring -- Authentic leadership -- The optimistic leader -- Leading for transformation -- Nurturing women's leadership -- Jewish leadership and conflict resolution -- Ethical leadership -- Changing the world, changing ourselves: a crash course on change management -- Creating meaningful board service -- Who's next?: effective succession planning.
catalogue key
6778172
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-230).
A Look Inside
Awards
This item was nominated for the following awards:
National Jewish Book Awards, USA, 2008 : Nominated
Summaries
Main Description
"Drawing on the past and looking to the future, this practical guide provides the tools you need to work through important contemporary leadership issues. It takes a broad look at positions of leadership in the modern Jewish community and the qualities and skills you need in order to succeed in these positions. Real-life anecdotes, interviews, and dialogue stimulate thinking about board development, ethical leadership, conflict resolution, change management, and effective succession planning."--BOOK JACKET.
Main Description
Great Jewish community leadership helped Jews survive slavery, guided us to the Promised Land, gave us hope through exile and oppression, and gave birth to the State of Israel. Those who take on positions of leadership in the Jewish community today know that, like Moses, Aaron and Miriam, they will have to make order out of potential chaos, forge a path for others to follow, and sustain a vision of the future in the face of skepticism. Ever mindful of community needs, they will have to strengthen the committed, engage the unaffiliated, and reach out to those on the margins.Drawing on the past and looking to the future, this practical and informative guide provides the framework for working through important contemporary community leadership issues. It takes a broad look at positions of leadership in the modern Jewish community and the qualities and skills an individual has or should develop in order to succeed in these positions. Real-life anecdotes, interviews, and dialogue stimulate thinking about leadership from a Jewish perspective, ethical leadership, conflict resolution, change management, and effective succession planning.Aimed at individuals and organizations, professionals and volunteers, this inspiring book defines various leadership styles and theories, exposes common myths, and coaches readers on the importance of leading with meaning. It includes interactive exercises, questions for reflection, and case studies for individual and group use.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: Leading and Meaningp. 1
Guilt and Pleasure: Putting the Jewish in Jewish Leadershipp. 17
Defining Leadershipp. 31
Who Are We Leading? Age, Ethnicity, and Communityp. 43
Vision and Mentoringp. 57
Authentic Leadershipp. 75
The Optimistic Leaderp. 87
Leading for Transformationp. 97
Nurturing Women's Leadershipp. 107
Jewish Leadership and Conflict Resolutionp. 117
Ethical Leadershipp. 139
Changing the World, Changing Ourselves: A Crash Course on Change Managementp. 151
Creating Meaningful Board Servicep. 169
Who's Next? Effective Succession Planningp. 191
Twenty-five Questions a Jewish Leader Should Askp. 203
Leadership Exercisesp. 205
Notesp. 217
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 227
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