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Patton's Picks: Atomic Habits

May 15, 2024

Leadership Resources for the Philanthropic Sector

8 (1)Welcome to this edition of Patton's Picks, where we delve into Atomic Habits by James Clear. This influential book unpacks the power of small habit changes that lead to remarkable results. Ideal for nonprofit leaders, it offers tools for creating effective personal habits that enhance organizational performance. Here’s why Atomic Habits is crucial:

  • Master Productivity & Organization: Clear’s approach helps you refine how you structure tasks and manage time, boosting overall productivity.
  • Implement Strategic Planning: Learn to embed habit formation within your strategic goals, enhancing both personal and organizational success.
  • Develop a Learning Plan: Continuous improvement through habit adjustment plays a vital role in lifelong learning and professional development.

Stay tuned for more of Patton's Picks, your essential guide to resources that enlighten, challenge, and prepare you for a rewarding journey in nonprofit leadership.

Dr. Patton McDowell, CFRE, MBA, is the creator of the innovative PMA Mastermind Leadership Program, a unique offering designed to elevate nonprofit leaders through comprehensive training and peer collaboration. He is also the author of the best-selling book, Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership, and host of the weekly podcast with the same name, available here. Since founding PMA Nonprofit Leadership in 2009, Patton has strategically guided over 300 nonprofit organizations to achieve their fullest potential. A Certified Fundraising Executive and Master Trainer for AFP Global, he serves as Executive in Residence at Cornell University's Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy and as Director of the Institute for Philanthropic Leadership.


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