President’s Book Club: Cordials and Connections

  • 03/12/2018
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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President’s Book Club: Cordials and Connections

Our first meeting for this year is VIRTUAL. Stay at home and join in the fun!

The ATD-OC President’s Book Club is open to non-members too! It’s a great way to learn more about ATD-OC and our wonderful members.

What is our agenda?

Some come to talk, some to listen, all to experience the moment.
  • 10 – 30 minutes: Greetings and self-introductions
    • (exact time and format depend on number attending)
  • 30 – 45 minutes: Discussion on three questions
    • What learning point matters to you most from the book?
    • Where does the lesson apply in your current life?
    • What is one action you will take as a result?
  • 10 – 30 minutes: Discussion on next steps

A little about our first book…

We kick off this year with a book that has sold over 1.5 Million copies. Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the box. The book is from The Arbinger Institute.

An excerpt from the book:

Self-deception… blinds us to the true causes of problems, and once we’re blind, all the “solutions” we can think of will actually make matters worse. Whether at work or at home, self-deception obscures the truth about ourselves, corrupts our view of others and our circumstances, and inhibits our ability to make wise and helpful decisions. To the extent that we are self-deceived, both our happiness and our leadership are undermined at every turn…

This bestseller examines how individuals and leaders become aware of their self-deception and they can take to ‘get out of the box’.

The concepts in this book are valuable for work and home.

We’ll be covering concepts in the book, hearing your views, and talking about ways to implement the ideas for better leadership and a happier life. The expectation is that you finish reading the book before the club meeting.

Frequently asked question: What if I didn’t read the book or only read part of it?

Answer: Join in anyway. We can be your live version of "CliffsNotes®" for learning.

Why join a book club discussion?

Read what John Coleman wrote in HBR.


You can order your book on Amazon.

This meeting is open to members and non-members of ATD-OC. There is no fee for this program. Registration is limited to 42.

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