by Larry M. James
Move from vision to reality.
In House Rules, Larry shares essential, on-the-ground leadership principles for environments as diverse as board rooms, public housing developments, hunger relief efforts, and donor cultivation. In an accessible and conversational style, he examines practical, instructive case studies and offers principled guidance for leaders in any management setting that calls for execution and action.
A great resource for leadership development and motivation, House Rules will inspire leaders to face the daunting challenges ahead and expect big results.
Larry James interview - Think on KERA in Dallas.
Larry James is the kind of leader I aspire to be: authentic and effective. He continues to grow and evolve to meet today's challenges. House Rules provides an inside look at his journey as a leader while discerning the core leadership principles that result in strong, resilient teams. While House Rules is set primarily in the complex, and sometimes dangerous, world of community development, the lessons are transferable to any aspiring leader.
--Carol Redmond Naughton, President, Purpose Built Communities
There's a gap between wanting to see change and truly making change happen. Larry James is one of those people who makes change happen, whose leadership closes the gap. I learn everything I can from Larry.
--Rev. Paul Rasmussen, Senior Minister, Highland Park United Methodist Church
Without dismissing empirical research on effective leadership, Larry rightly emphasizes that leadership is ultimately an art. He captures insights that I emphasized in my forty years of teaching and consulting with executives, and he adds relevant principles that, based on my experience, ring true. His clear and refreshing style makes this book even more valuable as a resource for leadership development in any kind of organization.
--Jere E. Yates, Professor Emeritus of Management, Pepperdine University
LARRY M. JAMES has led nonprofit organizations for almost forty years and is as comfortable networking in city hall and the business community as he is relating intimately to people left out of the American dream. He applies leadership, compassion, and a commitment to justice to some of the toughest urban landscapes in America. Larry also appears frequently in media reports on poverty, housing, and the pursuit of equity in the community. Connect with him at http://larryjamesurbandaily.blogspot.com/, on Facebook, or on Twitter @lmjread.
Dimensions (inches): 5.5 x 8.25