The executive director's survival guide : thriving as a nonprofit leader

Carlson, Mim, 1950-

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  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Finding your way as executive director -- Succeeding in this big job -- What are the roles and responsibilities of an executive director? -- What is the difference between a leader and a manager? -- When should an executive director lead, manage, or support others? -- Developing as an executive director -- How does an executive director find the time for professional development, and what opportunities are available? -- What is an executive coach and how does an executive director find one? -- How does mentoring work for an executive director, and who makes a good mentor? -- When the going gets really tough, how does an executive director stay inspired? -- Finding balance in the role of executive director -- Why are executive directors so susceptible to burnout? -- How can I find balance as an executive director? -- How do I set boundaries on my work life so I still have a personal life? -- Where do I find the time to do everything an executive director has to do? -- How can an executive director delegate when everyone is already busy? -- Executive director as visionary -- Understanding nonprofit organizational culture -- What does organizational culture mean? -- How does understanding the organization's culture make the executive director more effective? -- How does an executive director determine what the organization's culture is? -- What are some strategies for changing or moving an organization's culture to where it
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