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Academic publications, articles, books, case studies, policy briefs and working papers

Crisis Management

ARTICLE: Transboundary Crises through the Eyes of Policymakers: Sense Making and Crisis Management  (2009)  Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 17: 233-241 

By: Margaret G. Hermann, and Bruce W. Dayton 

Cross-sectoral Collaboration 

ARTICLE: Collaborative Propensities Among Transnational NGOs Registered in the United States. (2013) in The American Review of Public Administration. DOI: 10.1177/0275074012474337.

By: George Mitchell

Fundraising/Development

ARTICLE: Strategic Responses to Resource Dependence Among Transnational NGOs Registered in the United States. (2012) in Voluntas. DOI: 10.1007/s11266-012-9329-2.

By: George Mitchell

Governance

ARTICLE: It’s an NGO World . . . and we’re all living in it (2010) in Maxwell Perspective, Fall 2010. 

By: Tom Raynor

Leadership Development

ARTICLE: 10 Principles of Organization Design (2015) Strategy + Business. 

By: Gary L. Neilson, Jaime Estupiñán, and Bhushan Sethi

ARTICLE: Distilling the Wisdom of C.E.O.’s: The Five Habits of Highly Effective C.E.Os- what it takes to lead an organization (2011) New York Times

By: Adam Bryant

ARTICLE: Enduring Ideas: The three horizons of growth (2009) McKinsey & Company: Insights & Publications

By: McKinsey Quarterly

ARTICLE: Engaging the “Pole Vaulters” on Your Staff. (2010) Harvard Business Review

By: Katie Truss, Emma Soane, Kerstin Alfes, Chris Rees, Mark Gatenby

ESSAY: The paradox of postheroic leadership: An essay on gender, power, and transformational change (2004) The Leadership Quarterly

By: Joyce K. Fletcher

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Organizational Change

BLOG: 4 Reasons Why You Fail at Change (2015) Center for Creative Leadership

ARTICLE:  Changing change management  (2015) McKinsey & Company: Insights & Publications

By: Boris Ewenstein, Wesley Smith, and Ashvin Sologar

BOOK:  Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture: Based on the Competing Values Framework (2011) 3rd edition, John Wiley & Sons.

By: Kim S.  Cameron, Robert E. Quinn

ARTICLE:  Experiential Learning: What’s missing in most change programs (2015) McKinsey & Company: Insights & Publications

By: Claus Benkert and Nick van Dam

*More organizational change resources here

Organizational Culture

ARTICLE: Amazon's No Outlier: The Science Behind Broken Work Cultures (2015) Fast Company

By: Lindsay McGregor and Neel Doshi

BOOK: Change the Culture, Change the Game: The Breakthrough Strategy for Energizing Your Organization and Creating Accountability for Results (2012) Portfolio/Penguin.

By: Roger Conners, Tom Smith

ARTICLE: Changing Organisational Culture (2015) Disrupt & Innovate

By: Burkhard Gnarig

BOOK REVIEW: Create the organisation that you really want (2015) InProgress

By: Sonia Herrero

*More organizational culture resources here

Organizational Effectiveness

ARTICLE: Bracing for Impact: A fresh look at how to best measure NGO efficiency and effectiveness (2009) in Monday Developments 27 (4), 20-2.

By: Hans Peter Schmitz, and George E. Mitchell

ARTICLE: Defining Organizational Effectiveness (2011) TNGO Initiative Practitioner Brief No. 1.

By: George Mitchell, and Cesar Sevilla

ARTICLE: The Construct of Organizational Effectiveness: Perspectives From Leaders of International Nonprofits in the United States (2012) in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. DOI: 10.1177/0899764011434589.

By: George Mitchell

Rights-based Approach to Development

ARTICLE: Setting Higher Goals: Rights and Development (2009) in Monday Developments 27 (12), 19-20.  

By: Uwe Gneiting, Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken, Hans Peter Schmitz, and Ricardo Gomez