Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up

Paul Schmitz
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Where is the leadership we need to solve our most pressing community problems? It's all around us. This book will inspire readers to see new leadership possibilities within themselves and their communities. With inspiring stories and practical examples Everyone Leads offers a set of practices that will help leaders be more effective at bringing diverse people and groups together to solve problems. While many leadership books today focus on how to lead organizations, this book is about how to lead communities.

Heart of the Nation: Volunteering and America's Civic Spirit

John M. Bridgeland
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This title traces America’s volunteer tradition—the golden thread of American democracy—and how Presidents from Washington to Obama have called on citizens to serve neighbor and nation. From the bunker below the White House on 9/11 to villages in Africa, the author shares his own experiences to spark more Americans to volunteer to meet urgent needs. He compellingly argues that such service is fundamental to our own happiness and to what the Founding Fathers envisioned when they talked about the “pursuit of Happiness” in the Declaration of Independence.