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Read and Lead


CONTACT

Stephen Neely
stephen [hypen] neely [at] ouhsc [dot] edu
(405) 271-2416

Program Overview

The Read & Lead book club was introduced on the HSC campus in March 2008. It's an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to discuss books focused on leadership or personal insight.

The Three Steps to Participating:

  1. Sign-up! Books will be limited to the first 35 people to sign up in the David L. Boren Student Union, Suite 300. HSC Student Affairs is open from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Be sure to sign up early, books often go very quickly. Due to the limited numbers of books, we request no more than two faculty/staff per department sign up. Books will be available on October 31.
  2. Enjoy reading!
  3. Join us for a complimentary lunch and book discussion at noon on Monday, November 17 or Thursday, November 20.

For more information, please contact Kandace [hyphen] Ryan [at] ouhsc [dot] edu

Read and Lead #27: Now, Discover Your Strengths by Buckingham & Clifton


 

Book Synopsis (From Amazon):

Unfortunately, most of us have little sense of our talents and strengths. Instead, guided by parents, teachers, managers, and psychology’s fascination with pathology, we become experts in our weaknesses and spend our lives trying to repair these flaws, while our strengths lie dormant and neglected.

At the heart of this book is Gallup’s StrengthsFinder assessment, the product of a 25-year, multimillion-dollar effort to identify the most prevalent human strengths. The program introduces 34 “themes” and reveals how they can be translated into personal and career success. In developing this program, Gallup conducted psychological profiles with more than 2 million individuals to help you learn how to focus and perfect these themes.

The book includes a unique access code that allows you to take StrengthsFinder, which analyzes your instinctive reactions and reveals your five most powerful Signature Themes. Once you know which themes you lead with, the book shows you how to use them for your own development, for your success as a manager, and for the success of your organization. With profound insights on how to turn talents into strengths, Now, Discover Your Strengths is one of the most groundbreaking and useful business books ever written.

Past Read & Lead Books:

#26: If Disney Ran Your Hospital by Fred Lee (October 2014)

#25: Decide by Steve McClatchy (April 2014)
#24: Everyday Etiquette by Patricia Rossi (February 2014)
#23: UNthink by Erik Wahl (November 2013)
#22: The Red Rubber Ball at Work by Kevin Carroll (October 2013)
#21: Successful Failure by Devery Youngblood (April 2013)
#20: Good Boss, Bad Boss by Robert Sutton, Ph.D. (February 2013)
#19: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg (November 2012)
#18: Talk Less, Say More by Connie Dieken (October 2012)
#17: StandOut by Marcus Buckingham (April 2012)
#16: Switch: How to Change When Change is Hard by Heath and Heath (February 2012) 
#15: Strengths Based Leadership by Rath and Conchie (November 2011)#14: Soup by Jon Gordon (October 2011)
#13: Squirrel Inc. by Stephen Denning (April 2011)
#12: The Fred Factor by Mark Sanborn (February 2011)
#11: Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct (November 2010)
#10: Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements (October 2010)
#9: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (April 2010)
#8: Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us (March 2010)
#7: Emotional Intelligence 2.0 (November 2009) 
#6: The Power of Less (October 2009)
#5: A Peacock in the Land of Penguins (April 2009) 
#4: Strengthsfinder 2.0 (December 2008) 
#3: The Last Lecture (September / October 2008) 
#2: Vital Friends (April 2008) 
#1: How Full is Your Bucket? (March 2008)

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