Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership

12: 7 Professional Development Books for Your 2020 Reading List (Patton McDowell)

January 01, 2020 Patton McDowell Episode 12
Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership
12: 7 Professional Development Books for Your 2020 Reading List (Patton McDowell)
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Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership
12: 7 Professional Development Books for Your 2020 Reading List (Patton McDowell)
Jan 01, 2020 Episode 12
Patton McDowell

#012: 7 Professional Development Books for Your 2020 Reading List (Patton McDowell)

This is the second episode in a three-part series focused on an effective year-end review and an actionable personal strategic plan for the year ahead.  Many goal setting exercises include an effort to read more on professional development topics, and this episode recommends seven books that correspond with each “stop” on Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership. Listen to hear summaries of the following outstanding resources:

1. As you Sharpen Your Vision, read Carol Dweck’s Mindset

2. To help you Map Your Course, read Brian Moran’s The 12 Week Year

3. As you Get in Shape, read Loehr & Schwartz’ The Power of Full Engagement 

4. To better Curate Knowledge, read Cal Newport’s Deep Work

5. To better Express Yourself, read Paul Smith's The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell

6. As you Build Community, read Susan Cain’s Quiet

7. To Practice Leadership, read Marshall Goldsmith’s What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

About Patton

Prior to founding PMA Consulting in 2009, Patton served as Vice President for University Advancement at Queens University of Charlotte where he was responsible for all fundraising, communications, and alumni programs for the university.  Before Queens, Patton served as Vice Chancellor for University Advancement at UNC Wilmington, where he was the youngest vice chancellor in the 16- campus UNC system. Patton is a former board president of AFP Charlotte and served as the Chapter Representative on the AFP International Board.  He also serves as the Lead Faculty Member for the Institute for Philanthropic Leadership and both of its signature programs: New Development Director Training and Leadership Gift School.  Patton and his wife Cindy have three adult children.

Show Notes

#012: 7 Professional Development Books for Your 2020 Reading List (Patton McDowell)

This is the second episode in a three-part series focused on an effective year-end review and an actionable personal strategic plan for the year ahead.  Many goal setting exercises include an effort to read more on professional development topics, and this episode recommends seven books that correspond with each “stop” on Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership. Listen to hear summaries of the following outstanding resources:

1. As you Sharpen Your Vision, read Carol Dweck’s Mindset

2. To help you Map Your Course, read Brian Moran’s The 12 Week Year

3. As you Get in Shape, read Loehr & Schwartz’ The Power of Full Engagement 

4. To better Curate Knowledge, read Cal Newport’s Deep Work

5. To better Express Yourself, read Paul Smith's The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell

6. As you Build Community, read Susan Cain’s Quiet

7. To Practice Leadership, read Marshall Goldsmith’s What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

About Patton

Prior to founding PMA Consulting in 2009, Patton served as Vice President for University Advancement at Queens University of Charlotte where he was responsible for all fundraising, communications, and alumni programs for the university.  Before Queens, Patton served as Vice Chancellor for University Advancement at UNC Wilmington, where he was the youngest vice chancellor in the 16- campus UNC system. Patton is a former board president of AFP Charlotte and served as the Chapter Representative on the AFP International Board.  He also serves as the Lead Faculty Member for the Institute for Philanthropic Leadership and both of its signature programs: New Development Director Training and Leadership Gift School.  Patton and his wife Cindy have three adult children.