5 Books to Inspire Leadership and Innovation


In the spirit of today being World Book Day, we have compiled a list of some of our staff’s top book recommendations for e-learning leaders. These books fulfill different needs in our lives, whether it is to inspire or inform. Books embody […].

Book Review: Joy, Inc.

Jamie Notter

This book is by Richard Sheridan, who is the CEO of Menlo Innovations , a software company in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Those are certainly notable innovations, and I see why they get the attention, but there are more important messages in the book: Learning. Books and Reading Culture

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Ten Books for Every Nonprofit Professional’s Reading List

Beth Kanter

Here’s ten books that nonprofit colleagues and authors have shared with me in the last few months and I wanted to share them with you. Recently he sent me a copy of his book. The book is for any fundraising professional who needs to ask for charitable gifts face-to-face.

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Book Review: Work That Matters

Beth Kanter

Maia Duerr recently published a book called “ Work that Matters: Create a Livelihood that Reflects Your Core Intention.” Her book addresses the big barrier to happiness in our personal/professional lives. Books

Book Review: Delivering Happiness

Jamie Notter

There are plenty of business articles and blogs out there that extoll the virtues of the Zappos culture, and CEO Tony Hsieh (pronounced “Shay,” by the way) wrote a book in 2010, titled Delivering Happiness, that tells the Zappos story, in which culture plays a very prominent role.

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Book Review: Do Lead

Jamie Notter

Do Book Co, 2014. Les McKeown’s new book, Do Lead , takes a similar stance. The book is clear, to the point, and sharply focused on helping you (wherever you are in the hierarchy) actually do the work of leadership more effectively. Books and Reading Leadership

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Book Review: Fierce Loyalty

Jamie Notter

I’m halfway through several good business books right now, but I was able to squeeze in a small but very good book this week that is worthy of a review. Either way, this is a great book for jump-starting your thinking about these issues. Books and Reading

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Book Review: Small Giants

Jamie Notter

As you can see, this is not a new book–bordering on 10 years old–but it’s worth a review, because it has some really good ideas in it, backed by good research. Books and Reading Culture Leadership Small Giants: Companies that Choose to Be Great Instead of Big.

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Learning about Soyfoods, a Book Review

Association Navigator

Prompted to write the book because of the many questions and accusations directed at soy and all of the products made from it, Oser believes the questions and rumors are merely a backlash stemming from all of the good news about soy. John H. The Skinny on Soy. By Marie Oser.

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How to publish a book and why you should care

Aaron Wolowiec

As a featured association management blogger on Alltop , I was recently given the opportunity to receive and review an advance copy of a new book written by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch titled, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur—How to Publish a Book.

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Why Another Book on Millennials?

Jamie Notter

Some of you may be wondering why Maddie and I thought the world needed another book about Millennials. The press writes about some, like Zappos and Valve, and we write about some you might not have heard of in our book. THAT is why we wrote another book about Millennials: to reveal this secret to everyone who wants to create an organization that is truly worth working for, no matter what your generation. Books and Reading Culture Generational Diversity

Book Review: Social Media ROI

Jamie Notter

Thankfully, the debate about whether or not social media is a “fad” is fading away, so now we can really focus on how social media is changing the way we work in organizations, and that is precisely what this book is all about. Books and Reading Social Media

Book Review: The Imagination Gap

Beth Kanter

My colleague Brian Reich has just published a new book, The Imagination Gap. So, I was excited to dig into his most recent book and thinking. This book is a wonderful walk through learning how to use your imagination. Books

Get the Book


A little book of big ideas for associations navigating the social web. The book is a collection of big ideas. The book is fantastic and incredibly timely. We hope you’ll read the book and share your stories of Open Community in action.

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Book Review: Leadership and Self-Deception

Jamie Notter

This book argues that many problems we face internally in our organizations (conflict among employees or silos, nasty bosses, ineffective employees, etc.) The one that the book focuses on is the human need we each have to portray ourselves in a positive light. I recommend this book.

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Join Us for the Book Launch Event for “Association Hustle” by JP Moery

Moery Company

Come celebrate the release of JP Moery’s first book Association Hustle at a book launch event co-sponsored by InLoop and Diageo – March 21st from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Diageo Townhouse in Washington, DC.

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Influential Reading: Six Books I Return to Regularly

Idea Architects

A meeting I recently attended had participants introduce themselves by sharing a book that influenced our thinking about leadership and organizations. From that list, here are six of the books I find myself returning to and re-reading regularly (in alphabetical order). books resources

New Book Bulk Orders Now Available

Jamie Notter

The launch date for our new book is rapidly approaching! We have produced a PDF flyer describing the different packages in detail , but basically if you want to order 100, 250, 0r 400 books, we’ll throw in a webinar and various speaking and consulting offers, depending on the package.

What Smart People Are Saying About Our New Book

Jamie Notter

I wanted to share (with some pride, I must admit) what some super smart people are saying about our book, When Millennials Take Over, upon reading an advance copy. Maddie and I are truly excited about this book. An intelligent book that CEOs from every industry should read.

8 Books for Nonprofits To Read and Book Giveaway

Beth Kanter

Every year around this time, I write a post about some books that should be valuable to those who work in the nonprofit and social good sector. If you are interested in any of these titles, please leave a comment about why you want to read the book. Books

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Membership Hack: The Gratitude Book

Associations Now

There’s a simple way to say thanks to dedicated members who serve in volunteer positions—sign and send a gratitude book. The book delivers a personal connection, Rowell says, going beyond traditional thank you cards.

Book Review: Nonprofit Storytelling in a Digital Age

Beth Kanter

My colleague, Julia Campbell, has just published a book, “ Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits ” and was kind enough to share an advanced copy. And, that’s where Julia’s book comes in. Books Digital Trends Storytelling Strategy Tips

Book Review: Sharing Cities – Activating the Urban Commons

Beth Kanter

The book’s case studies offer us hope and inspiration for urban dwellers – that if we put people at the center – not markets, technology, or government – that people can meet their own needs by sharing resources. Books

20 reasons to book within the official group block

Aaron Wolowiec

A quick survey of industry professionals via ASAE’s Collaborate turned up the following 20 reasons (in no particular order) for booking within the official group block. Friendly booking terms (e.g.,

Get Your Moery “How to Launch” a Podcast E-Book Today - Moery Company

Moery Company

Today, we introduce our complimentary E-Book on how to launch one at your organization. The post Get Your Moery “How to Launch” a Podcast E-Book Today appeared first on The Moery Company. Thinking about launching a podcast at your organization?

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Attention all business book enthusiasts!


I also have a big pile of books on my desk that I want to get to (Sound familiar? summarizes best-selling business books into short video, audio and text summaries and give you the most essential lessons from them. Do you love to read? I do!

Want Travelers to Stop “Going Rogue”? Improve Your Booking Tools

Associations Now

To keep your employees compliant with your travel-booking policies, the solution is to improve your tools, says a new study. Want to prevent your employees from booking their work travel outside of the official channels? Improve Your Booking Tools appeared first on Associations Now

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Announcing My Next Book: The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit

Beth Kanter

I am excited to announce that I am working on my next book, tentatively titled “The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.” I’m honored to be co-authoring this book with Aliza Sherman to be published in 2017 by Wiley. Books

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Associations Unorthodox e-book available on August 8

Principled Innovation

Jeff De Cagna’s new e-book, Associations Unorthodox: Six Really Radical Shifts Toward the Future , will be available as a free download beginning this Wednesday, August 8. The e-book was produced in collaboration with DC-based branding firm, CHIEF.

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Book Review: Solving Tough Problems

Jamie Notter

The book he has written is short but powerful. Kahane’s book provides the foundation for a different way, one that requires we pay much more attention to precisely how we talk within complex problems and how we listen. This book can provide you with a foundation for doing something new.

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Book Review: Cause for Change

Beth Kanter

I’m getting a jump on my summer reading! Colleagues Kari Dunn Saratovsky and Derrick Feldmann have published a new book called Cause for Change: The Why and How of Nonprofit Millennial Engagement. The book is a great read for nonprofit leaders of all generations. Books

Nonprofit Coalition Celebrates Banned Books Week

Associations Now

September 25 through October 1 marks Banned Books Week, an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read. The American Library Association hopes the nationwide event will also draw attention to the harms of banning books. They’re all books that were banned at one point or another.

Room Block Busters: When Attendees Book Unofficial

Associations Now

The sharing economy and the increase in room block pirates are leading more meeting attendees to book outside the official room block. The post Room Block Busters: When Attendees Book Unofficial appeared first on Associations Now


Book Giveaway: Nonprofit Fundraising 101 by @dheyman

Beth Kanter

Being a Happy, Healthy Nonprofit isn’t just about your physical health, it is also about enriching your knowledge and professional development. What better way than to read a book that gives you the best practical information about an important nonprofit area – fundraising.

Book of the Month - February 2019

Association Success

The guide book to lead you into the next era of the association industry is ready! This book highlights skills that leaders can use to outpace change and tame chaos. Editor’s note: Every month, we interview a different author who has valuable insights that are relevant to professionals within the association industry. From widely varying perspectives and specializations, we hope to provide our dedicated audience with quality reading to continue fostering growth and inspiration!

Book: The Network Weaver Handbook

Beth Kanter

My friend and colleague, June Holley , has written a much anticipated book, The Network Weaver Handbook. If you are interested in building networks or working as Networked Nonprofit, you need this book right now! Books Networked Nonprofit Networks

Book Review: Connecting to Change the World

Beth Kanter

” This books updates their experiences and provides easily understandable, field-tested information on how to form and manage social-impact networks. Here’s a few ideas, concepts, and insights from the book that resonated. Books

Book Review: Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership

Beth Kanter

She has packed all that into her new book, “ Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership.” First, let me say this now – this is a MUST-READ book for nonprofit leaders and board members. Go buy the book now because it is going to be a huge hit. Books

Book Review: When Millennials Take Over and the Fluid Workplace

Beth Kanter

The book discusses how management traditional approaches need to change due to three trends that are coming together in a perfect storm. The trends are analyzed from a historical perspective, backed by research, and illustrated with lots of anecdotes and stories in the book.

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5 Book Recommendations for Nonprofit Networking and Data Nerds

Beth Kanter

But it is also a quiet time of year and a good time to catch up on reading. Also, if you are looking for a last minute gift for the nonprofit networking and data nerd in your life, here’s some book recommendations. If you are working with data in any way, you need this book.