I love reading up on new insights and methods especially if it's going to advance the way we do things in the field.
But one challenge of adaptive learning is making sense of what to read and why.
See, there's lots of books on culture building, creativity, innovation, process design, design thinking, and strategy, and while the subject matter might be relevant, these books usually fall in two distinct camps:
- Those with the same worn messages already repeated by other books
- Those with something new, unique, and useful to say
I won't be interested in the former, but the latter. I've also avoided anything written explicitly about "nonprofit strategy" or "strategic planning." Ironically, a lot of them just don't have