Impact and Excellence: Data-Driven Strategies for Aligning Mission, Culture and Performance in Nonprofit and Government Organizations: by Sheri Chaney Jones.
Impact and Excellence: Data-Driven Strategies for Aligning Mission, Culture and Performance in Nonprofit and Government Organizations: by Shei Chaney Jones
This book is different from the rest in that it does not speak to leadership development as such. Impact and Excellence is a resource for leaders, especially in nonprofit organizations, Head Start programs, and government organizations. Chaney Jones’s work discusses the work cultures of nonprofit and government organizations, and she guides leaders to clarify the mission and use data to enhance teamwork and outcomes. She writes that sustained success is more than collecting data and running reports. It encompasses the 5 Cs of implementing impact and excellence:
1. Making changes to organizational culture and leadership
2. Clarifying the organizational mission
3. Measuring the right things and capturing impact
4. Communicating the results effectively
5. Making data-informed changes and celebrating success.
The usefulness of Jones’s work lies in her use of data, research, examples, and her specific techniques for implementing and sustaining data-driven strategies.
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