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Resources on Congregational Leadership and Governance

Andrews, Patricia Hayes and John E. Baird. Communication for Business and the Professions. Brown & Benchmark. Dubuque, IA. 1980.

Autry, James A. Love and Profit: The Art of Caring Leadership. Avon Books. 1991.

Baab, Lynne. Personality Type in Congregation: How to work with others more effectively. The Alban Institute.

Barker Larry L., Kathy J. Wahlers, Robert J. Kibler, and Kittie W. Watson. Groups In Process: An Introduction to Small Group Communication. Prentice Hall. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. 1991.

Bellah, Robert et al. Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life. Berelye: University of California Press. 1985.

Berger, Peter. The Sacred Canopy: Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion. New York: Doubleday, 1967.

Bubis, Gerald B. The Director had a Heart Attack and the President Resigned: Board-Staff Relations for the 21st Century. Center for Jewish Community Studies, 1999.

Carroll, Jackson. "Leadership and the Study of the Congregation." In Nancy Ammerman, Jackson Carroll, Carl S. Dudley and William McKinney (eds.), Studying Congregations: A New Handbook. Nashville, Tenn.: Abingdon Press, 1998.

Covey, Stephen R. Principle Centered Leadership. Fireside Simon & Schuster Building. New York, NY. 1990.

Elazar, Daniel. Community and Policy: The Organizational Dynamics of American Jewry. Philadelphia: Jewish Publications Society, 1976.

Feldman, Fruhauf and Schoen. Temple Management Manual. UAHC/NATA. NY. 1984.

Fowler, James. Stages of Faith: The Psychology of Human Development and the Quest for Meaning. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1981.

Friedman, Edwin. Friedman's Fables. Guildford Press.
These 24 mischievous tales illuminate the outrageous, the fantastic, and the paradoxical sides of the human dilemma. Useful for study groups, retreats, and counseling-plus a delight to read. Includes study guide.

Friedman, Edwin. Generation to Generation: Family Process in Church and Synagogue. New York: Guildford Press, 1985.

Freeman, Jo. The Tyranny of Structurelessness. AWA, Dark Star Press, 1970, 1984.

Gendler, Everett. The Loving Rebuke: Personal Confrontation and Human Harmony. National Jewish Resource Center.

Goldsmith, Emanuel and Mel Scult. Dynamic Judaism: The Essential Writings of Mordecai Kaplan. Fordham Press, 1991

Graff, Linda L. By Definition: Policies for Volunteer Programs. Alban Institute.

Green, Arthur. "On Being a Jewish Leader." The Reconstructionist, Nov-Dec., 1989.

Hahn, Celia Allison. Growing in Authority Relinquishing Control. Alban Institute, 1994.

Heifetz, Ronald. Leadership with Easy Answers. Harvard University Press.
"[This book] should be required reading for top managers in all sectors-private, public, and nonprofit," says author M. Scott Peck. Heifetz, director of the Leadership Education Project at the John F. Kennedy School of government, Harvard University, examines the qualities necessary for effective leadership.

Houle, Cyril O. Governing Boards. Alban Institute.

Hudson, Jill. Congregational Trauma: Caring, Coping, and Learning. Alban Institute.

Johnson David W.; Johnson, Frank P. Joining Together A Viacom Company. Needham Heights, MA. 1997.

JRF & RRA. Homosexuality and Judaism: The Reconstructionist Position. The Reconstructionist Press, 1993.

JRF. A Torah of Money Workbook. Rabbis Shawn Zevit and Jonathan Malamy, Anna Rosenfield, JRF, 1999 ("The Torah of Money" is a service mark of The Shefa Fund, PA.)

Napier, Rod, Berit Lakey, George Lakey and Janice Robinson. Grassroots and Nonprofit Leadership. New Society Publishers. Philadelphia, PA. 1995.

Papa, Daniels Spiker. Perspectives on Organizational Communication. Times Mirror Higher Education Group, Inc. Dubuque, IA.1997.

"Past Achievements and New Challenges." Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Kendall Park, NJ. 2000.

Peck, M. Scott. The Different Drum: Community-Making and Peace. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1987.

Rendle, Gilbert R. Leading Change in the Congregation. Alban Institute. 1998.

Rendle, Gilbert R. "Unhooking the System." Congregations: Journal of the Alban Institute, July-August, 1997.

Schulweis, Harold. "Restructuring the Synagogue." Conservative Judaism, 1973, 27 (4), 13-23.

Schwarz, Sidney. Finding A Spiritual Home. Jossey-Bass Inc. New York, NY. 2000.

Senge, Peter M. "The Leaders New Work: Building Learning Organizations." Sloan Management Review, Fall, 1990.

Shapira, Kalonymus Kalman. Conscious Community: A Guide to Inner Work. Jason Aronson Inc. Northvale, NJ. 1996.

Staub, Jacob, Alpert, Rebecca. Exploring Judaism. Reconstructionist Press Philadelphia, PA 2000.

Stone, Patton & Heen. Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most. Viking Penguin, 1999.

Steinke, Peter L. Healthy Congregations: A Systems Approach. Alban Institute, 1996.

Teutsch, David. "Shaping Communities of Commitment." The Reconstructionist, Fall, 1995.

Woods, C. Jeff. Congregational Megatrends. Bethesda, MD: Alban Institute, 1996.
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