Tools

Below you’ll find a rich collection of tools designed to aid you and your team to apply the lessons of Applied Wisdom for the Nonprofit Sector

At this stage many of you will have read the booklet. If you haven’t, you can download a copy at the “Get Booklet” link above (and also order a complimentary print booklet). Even if you haven’t read the entire booklet, feel free to explore the tools below.

Each tool is described in a panel below, and is available for immediate download

“Success is 90% implementation.” — Jim Morgan

How to use Applied Wisdom for the Nonprofit Sector

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eBook 2nd Edition

Applied Wisdom for the Nonprofit Sector eBook, in multiple formats.



Audiobook, 2nd Edition

Applied Wisdom for the Nonprofit Sector audiobook.



Cultivating Culture Toolkit

A complete set of tools to accompany the chapter Cultivating Culture.


Respect & Trust Your People Toolkit

A complete set of tools to accompany the chapter Respect and Trust Your People.


Bad News is Good News Toolkit

A complete set of tools to accompany the chapter Bad News is Good News.


Develop Court Sense Toolkit

A complete set of tools to accompany the chapter Develop Court Sense.

The Whole Job Toolkit

A complete set of tools to accompany the chapter The Whole Job.



Prioritize and Focus Toolkit

A complete set of tools to accompany the chapter Prioritize and Focus.


Book It and Ship It Toolkit

A complete set of tools to accompany the chapter Book It and Ship It.


Who Owns the Monkey? Toolkit

A complete set of tools to accompany the chapter Who Owns the Monkey.

Eight Insights Infographic

A one-page overview of the conceptual framework and eight insights in Applied Wisdom for the Nonprofit Sector.

Eight Insights Graphic

A visual snapshot of the eight insights in Applied Wisdom for the Nonprofit Sector.

My Applied Wisdom Reading Notes

A worksheet designed to let you record reactions and thoughts about each of the individual insights.

Values & Culture Action Plan

This tool helps you determine the right actions to help improve your organization’s culture, and helps you track their implementation.
 

My Personal Collection of Management Insights

A worksheet to help you start your personal collection of maxims and catchphrases reflecting your management style and identity.

Skill Reflection & Development

A series of worksheets, based on the chapters in the booklet, to help identify your professional development priorities and create a focus for your growth.

The Definitive Morganisms

Over 100 concise management maxims collected by Jim Morgan throughout his life and career.


Leadership vs. Management Functional framework

An infographic that clarifies the differences in the roles of leaders and managers.

Leadership Traits & Principles

A concise guide to the traits that characterize leaders and a list of the principles they should embrace.

William Bridges Stages of Transition Model

The Bridges Model illustrates the stress change causes within an organization, but also the opportunities it creates.

Accountability vs. Victims Mindset

This illustration shows the difference between a culture characterized by accountability, versus one characterized by a victim mentality.

Collaboration in the Northern Sierra

This case study describes a ground-breaking collaboration among five nonprofits, catalyzed by foundation and donor partners.