— Organization leadership expert, Jesse Sharpe, redefines Chapter success in his new book entitled, “The Seven Principles of Chapter Success” —
Nationwide — In his new book, Jesse Sharpe provides a comprehensive and important milestone in the merging of Nguzu Saba (N-goo-zoo Sah-ba) and the implementation of the seven Kwanzaa principles for not only contributing to the growth of a Chapter, but also for grounding it in both a functional and cultural perspective. The author’s emphasis on membership respect and celebration of the person are major themes throughout the handbook and tie its significance with a one-of-a-kind holistic approach.
Stylish in format, articulate in expression, panoramic in scope, and provocative in discussion, the Handbook’s principles (unity [Umoja], identity [Kujichagulia], collective work and responsibility [Ujima], cooperative economics [Ujamaa], purpose [Nia], creativity [Kuumba], and faith [Imani]) detail an incomparable, rich, African-centered perspective on value. Sharpe’s emphasis on Chapter member respect and an organization’s celebration of the person is a major theme throughout and ties its significance with a one-of-a-kind holistic approach.
Advanced Praise About the Book:
* Barbara Barros, Former Boston Public City Schools Administrator says, “The Seven Principles of Chapter Success is the roadmap to starting your organization on the right foot. Of benefit to any organization, its plan leads you through the minefield of mistakes chapter leaders undoubtedly stumble and fall into.”
* Marion Allen, Current Region XI Council President says, “The cultural view and principle application of The Seven Principles of Chapter Success can be used as best practice by any professional organization looking to build successful professional development, advocacy, and training programs. The creative, yet effective application of Kwanzaa principles to teach process improvements makes this book unique.”
* Patricia M. Coleman, President, SIETAR-USA says, “The Seven Principles of Chapter Success is powerful, thoughtful, and resourceful. It is a step-by-step purposeful guide to engage, empower, and sustain membership. Jesse Sharpe has hit the nail in the head in reminding us that to value and to respect a workforce is the sure way to inspire and get their best performance to reach the bottom line goals.”
About the Author:
Jesse Sharpe is graduate of Eckerd College. A parent, mentor, and former teacher, he makes his home in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and greatly enjoys writing poetry, specifically Haiku (hi-koo). He is the National 1st Vice President-elect of Blacks In Government (BIG), BIG Chapter President at the U.S. Department of Education, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Roots Public Charter School, located in Washington, D.C.