Ten Keys to Effective Leadership

I am happy to be a contributing author to Marilyn's book. It is always good to collaborate with other authors on important topics like this one.

Drawing on her more than 35 years’ experience as a community leader and nonprofit CEO, Marilyn L. Donnellan, MS, zeroes in on the top ten keys to help women (and men) of faith be better leaders. Although written from the perspective of a Christian leader, the skills she espouses are applicable to leaders of any faith. At the beginning of the book, she raises the question: Is there such a thing as Biblical feminism? A life-long student of the Bible, Donnellan doesn’t hesitate to tackle difficult feminist topics and traditional religious myths associated with women’s roles to answer the question before jumping into a discussion of leadership strategies. The simple and practical suggestions will apply to anyone in any type of leadership role: business, community, government, nonprofits, or religious institutions. Essays from prominent male and female leaders in a variety of fields add different perspectives to the challenging suggestions. Each chapter concludes with suggested study questions, making the book ideal for in-depth analysis of the topics. Donnellan’s tenure as a leader bridges the perspective gap between the women’s movement in the 1960s and the #MeTooMovement of today. The author of more than 60 fiction and non-fiction books, guides, and training materials, Donnellan’s work is in use in more than a dozen countries.