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Sacred Strategies by Isa Aron, Steven M. Cohen, Lawrence A. Hoffman, and Ari Y. Kelman. Publisher: Alban Institute, 2010. “Transforming Synagogues From Functional to Visionary.”
The Charismatic Organization by Shirley Sagawa and Deborah Jospin. Publisher: John Wiley and Sons, 2009. “8 ways to grow a nonprofit that builds buzz, delights donors, and energizes employees.”
Open Leadership by Charlene Li. Publisher: Jossey Bass, 2010. “How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead.”
Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne. Publisher: Free Press, 2010. “How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant.”
The Orange Revolution by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton. Publisher: Harvard Business School, 2005. “How One Great Team Can Transform an Entire Organization.”
Satisfied Customers Tell Three Friends, Angry Customers Tell 3,000 by Pete Blackshaw. Publisher: Doubleday, 2008. “Running a Business in Today’s Consumer-Driven World.”
The Networked Nonprofit by Beth Kanter and Allison Fine. Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, 2010. “Connecting with Social Media to Drive Change.”
Six Pixels of Separation by Mitch Joel. Publisher: Business Plus, 2009. “Everyone is connected. Connect your business with everyone.”
The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner. Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, 2007. “The most trusted source on becoming a better leader.”
Start-up Nation by Dan Senor and Saul Singer. Publisher: Twelve, 2009. “The story of Israel’s economic miracle.”
Welcome to the Board by Fisher Howe. Publisher: Jossey Bass, 1995. “Your guide to effective participation.”
Twitterville by Shel Israel. Publisher: Penguin, 2009. “How Businesses Can Thrive in the New Global Neighborhoods.”
Re-Thinking Synagogues by Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman. Publisher: Jewish Lights, 2007. “A new vocabulary for congregational life.” A National Jewish Book Awards finalist.
Inspired Jewish Leadership by Dr. Erica Brown. Publisher: Jewish Lights, 2009. “Practical approaches to building strong communities.”
Building a Successful Volunteer Culture by Rabbi Charles Simon. Publisher: Jewish Lights, 2009. “Finding meaning in service in the Jewish community.”
The Genesis of Leadership by Nathan Laufer. Publisher: Jewish Lights, 2006. “What the Bible teaches us about vision, values and leading change.”
Buy*In by John P. Kotter and Lorne A. Whitehead. Publisher: Harvard Business Review, 2010. “Saving your good idea from getting shut down.”
Moses on Management by David Baron with Lynette Padwa. Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 1999. “50 Leadership lessons from the greatest manager of all time.”
Our Iceberg is Melting by John Kotter. Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, 2005. “Changing and succeeding under any conditions.”
The Fred Factor by Mark Sanborn. Publisher: Currency-Doubleday, 2004. How passion in your work and life can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.
Encore Effect by Mark Sanborn. How to achieve remarkable performance in anything you do.
The Year Mom Got Religion by Lee Meyerhoff Hendler. Publisher: Jewish Lights, 1999. One Woman’s midlife journey into Judaism. She is the past president of her Conservative synagogue.
Principle-Centered Leadership by Stephen R. Covey. Publisher: Fireside-Simon & Shuster, 1990. “How to achieve a renewing balance between work and family; how to unleash creativity, talent and energy; how to create team spirit and harmony; how to have a culture of change, flexibility, yet stability; how to get people aligned with strategy.”
Letting Go: Transforming Congregations by Roy Phillips. Publisher: Alban Institute.
Raving Fans: A Revolutionary Approach to Customer Service by Ken Blanchard. Publisher: William Morrow.
Who Moved My Cheese: A Way to Deal with Change in Work and Life by Dr. Spencer Johnson. Publisher: Putnam.
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Difference by Malcolm Gladwell. Publisher: Back Bay Books.
Beating Burnout in Congregations by Lynne M. Baab. Publisher: Alban Institute.
Preventing Sexual Abuse in Congregations by Karen A. McClintock. Publisher: Alban Institute.
The House We Build: Lessons for Healthy Synagogues and the People Who Dwell There by Terry Bookman and William Kahn. Publisher: Alban Institute.
From Sactuary to Boardroom: A Jewish Approach to Leadership by Hal M. Lewis. Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield.
The Rabbi—Congregation Relationship: A Vision for the 21st Century. Report of the Reconstructionist Commission on the Role of the Rabbi, January 2001.
The Power of Asset Tapping: How Your Congregation Can Act on Its Gifts by Luther K. Snow. Publisher: Alban Institute.
Stepping Forward: Synagogue Visioning & Planning by Robert Leventhal. Publisher: Alban Institute. The author has attended the USCJ Sulam program as participant and presenter. He has been a consultant to USCJ congregations.
Becoming a Congregation of Learners: Learning as a Key to Revitalizing Congregational Life by Dr. Isa Aron. Publisher: Jewish Lights.
Conflict Management in Congregations by David B. Lott, editor. Publisher: Alban Institute.
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community by Robert D. Putnam. Publisher: Simon & Schuster.
Moving Off the Map: A Field Guide to Changing the Congregation by Thomas G. Bandy. Publisher: Abingdon Press.
The Spirituality of Welcoming: How to Transform Your Congregation into a Sacred Community by Dr. Ron Wolfson. Publisher: Jewish Lights. Dr. Wolfson is a longtime consultant to USCJ congregations and a “product” of Conservative Judaism’s programs.
The Self-Renewing Congregation: Organizational Strategies for Congregational Revitalization by Dr. Isa Aron. Publisher: Jewish Lights.
Leading Congregational Change: A Practical Guide for the Transformational Journey by Jim Herrington, Mike Bonem, and James H. Furr. Publisher: Jossly-Bass.
Leadership Skills for Jewish Educators: A Casebook by Sheila Rosenblum, editor. Publisher: Behrman House.
Conservative Judaism: Our Ancestors to our Descendants by Dr. Elliot Dorff. USCJ Publication.
Aliyah: The Rabbinic Search as an Uplifting Religious Experience by Rabbi Elliot Salo Schoenberg. Rabbinical Assembly Publication, online.