Creating Innovators

The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World

By Tony Wagner: This book offers a strong argument for developing an innovation-driven economy. Wagner looks in depth at what we all — parents, employers, teachers — must do to encourage our youngest citizens to be creative, a... 288 pages. ©2012. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Dealing with People You Can’t Stand

How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst

By Rick Kirschner and Rick Brinkman:  Whether you’re dealing with a coworker trying to take credit for your work or a family member who knows no personal bounds, this book gives you the tools to bring out the best in people at their worst. 288 pages. ©2012. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Difficult Conversations

How to Discuss What Matters Most

By Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen: This book, filled with examples, walks you through a step-by-step approach to conducting the toughest conversations with less stress and more success. A New York Times Business Best Seller. 250 pages. ©2010. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Do What You Are

Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type

By Paul D. Tieger, Barbara Barron, Kelly Tieger: Useful for anyone seeking a meaningful career and especially young people. Readers determine their Personality Type, then identify occupations popular with each Type. The book offers each Type’s work-related strengths and weaknesses. Read... 432 pages. ©2014. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making

Third Edition

By Sam Kaner: Meetings should be much more than merely an occasion for solving a problem. Every meeting is also an opportunity to build the capacity of the group. This book guides readers through the struggle and the satisfaction of creating effective... 432 pages. ©2014. | Available formats: Book

Financial Leadership for Nonprofit Executives

Guiding Your Organization to Long-term Success

By Jeanne Bell and Elizabeth Schaffer: You don't have to be a trained accountant or have an MBA to be a financial leader. This useful guide makes the process understandable and doable. You'll find clear, logical steps to learn how to get accurate financial data-in a format you... 134 pages. ©2005. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Fundraising for the Long Haul

By Kim Klein: A straight-forward guide to sustaining a long-term commitment to social change, no matter how understaffed or underfunded the organization. 161 pages. ©2000. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Getting to YES

Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

By Roger Fisher and William Ury: A guide to negotiation from members of the Harvard Negotiation Project. This book offers a strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements.  240 pages. ©2011. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook

Great Boards for Small Groups

A One- Hour Guide to Governing a Growing Nonprofit

By Andy Robinson: A nonprofit’s governing body can spell the difference between a great organization and one that struggles. In simple steps, Robinson lays out what it takes to make a board great. 110 pages. ©2006. | Available formats: Book

How Children Succeed

Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

By Paul Tough: Character, not smarts, makes children successful, argues Paul Tough. The good news is that character can be taught. He tells us how in a series of real-life examples. 231 pages. ©2012. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook