I always laugh when I meet new arrivals in nonprofitland from the corporate sector. They all think it’s gonna be easy after the pressures of the private sector.

The truth is work in nonprofits is much harder – outcomes matter more, resources are always scarce and no two people can even agree on what the organization’s goal is.

Here’s a candid and revealing memoir from a corporate type A who charged into the do-good sector and learned some important leadership lessons along the way.