Dr. Michael E. Guillot is a 2014 graduate of the Ph.D. Program in Leadership & Change at Antioch University

Dr. Michael E. Guillot, [far right], pictured here with his students and Dissertation Committee Chair, Jon Wergin, Ph.D. [far left]

Dr. Guillot's Dissertation Defense was held September 29, 2014 at De La Salle High School, New Orleans, Louisiana, where Dr. Guillot is the President.

Committee Members not pictured :

  • Philomena Essed, Ph.D., Committee Member
  • James Klassen, Ph.D., Committee Member
  • Angela Eikenberry, Ph.D., External Reader

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How can we examine and address the nonprofit leadership dilemma? Nonprofit board members and executives, caught between a desire to advance a mission of service and a need to participate in the marketplace to acquire resources, are struggling to find scholarly direction that provides appropriate guidance while not succumbing to models of management designed by and for profit-oriented businesses. The Ten Building Blocks of Nonprofit Leadership is a new model of leadership that reconciles this dilemma through the articulation of ten key traits that distinguish the nonprofit leader and directs leadership behaviors in such a way as to retain the unique identity and contributions of the independent sector. The electronic version of this dissertation is available in open access at AURA: Antioch University Repository and Archive,, and OhioLink ETD Center,