A couple months ago, while curled up leisurely reading in front of a roaring fire, with my bestie at Nordik Spa (here in Ottawa) – an unexpected conversation launched with two other spa-goers inquiring about the books we were reading.
There was laughter. There was insight. It was awesome.
I left feeling more connected, uplifted, and motivated – longing to keep that sort of energy going, I posted on social media about wanting to start a Leadership Book Club.
Unexpectedly, there was lots of interest. As a Book Club newb, I’m still not sure exactly what I have gotten myself into – but I’m buckling up for, what I can only hope will be, the ride of my life.
A list of books was recommended and ranked, with the following lucky titles being the chosen few:
- Herding Tigers: Be the Leader that creative people need by Todd Henry
- Dare to Lead by Brene Brown
- Thank you for being late by Thomas Friedman
- Never split the difference by Chris Voss
I’ve decided to update the insights gleaned from the books, on this humble little blog so stay tuned – and come join us (digitally or in person) if you’d like – I’d love to hear from you!
<< We will be reading ‘Herding Tigers’ first, with discussion targeted for mid February. I will be posting questions on the blog to discuss (or for you to use in your own group) at the end of January >>
Have you ever participated or led a Book club? What was your experience? Any tips or tricks in terms of getting conversation started or having questions prepared? What are your favorite leadership books? Would love to hear your thoughts below!
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