October Reading

October 2001
Organizational Behavior and Management by John M. Ivancevich & Michael T. Matteson
This was the only text assigned for
LEAD 615 “Motivational Leadership and Organizational Modification Techniques.” This is probably the most readable textbook I’ve ever been assigned. I highly recommend it as a great overview of organizational design, management, and leadership.

Virtual Teams: People Working Across Boundaries With Technology by Jessica Lipnack, Jeffrey Stamps
Another required text for
LEAD 613. Many good insights into the process of virtual teaming.

Redwall by Brian Jacques
When my wife started reading this book to me, I didn’t want her to stop! Jacques’ world is a delightful
and scary place to visit!

The Arab Mind by Ralph Patai
Patai’s love of the Arab people and their culture birthed this very in-depth, and convincing, analysis. I was particularly surprised by how much of the “arab mind” is shaped by pre-Islamic forces. I highly recommend this book as a resource to acclimating to our post-9/11 world.

Life is Tremendous by Charlie “Tremendous” Jones
This is one of my top 10 favorite books!

The Rule of the Society of St. John the Evangelist
As a member of the
Fellowship of St. John, I try to read and mediate on this annually. SSJE did an amazing job writing about ancient principles for the 21st century.

Team Building: An Exercise in Leadership (The Fifty-Minute Series) by Robert B. Maddux
This book probably delivers what it offers: teambuilding in less than an hour. I had the distinct feeling I was flipping through a seminar workbook. If you’re looking for in-depth reading on teams and team-building, there are better books than this.

Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. The author of "Ask Without Fear!®," he is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and FundraisingCoach.com. He's also the executive director of TheNonprofitAcademy.com and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook. To get his free ebook on 21 ways to get board members engaged with fundraising, go to http://thenonprofitacademy.com/21waysebook

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