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Read and Lead


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 Monday, October 5.
  2. Enjoy reading!
  3. Join us for a complimentary lunch and book discussion at noon on Wednesday, November 11 or Thursday, November 12.

For more information, please contact stephen [hyphen] neely [at] oohs [dot] edu

Read and Lead #31: Small Changes Big Results


Book Synopsis (From Amazon):

“Ellie Krieger’s book is so powerful because it gives a step-by-step approach on how to transform your life. People tend to get overwhelmed when they’re trying to lose weight. So be patient and don’t lose faith. Just keep making small changes, one step at a time, and big results will happen.” —Kathy Smith, leading fitness expert and author of Flex Appeal

“Spend just 12 weeks with Ellie and she will motivate you to make small, sensible changes to your eating and activity patterns that add up to better health and fitness.” —Barbara Rolls, Ph.D., professor and Guthrie Chair in nutritional sciences, Pennsylvania State University, and author of The Volumetrics Eating Plan

“In a world of diet fads and exercise gimmicks, it’s so nice to find a friendly voice of reason. Ellie has a way of giving commonsense advice without sounding parental and preachy. And she doesn’t leave you hanging. She’s a helping hand guiding you through every step of the way. She’s my friend—let her be yours.” —Paige Davis, host of TLC’s Trading Spaces

Past Read & Lead Books:

#30: Lean In by Sandberg (September 2015)
#29: Training Camp by Gordon (April 2015)
#28: Leaders Eat Last by Sinek (March 2015)
#27: Now, Discover Your Strengths by Buckingham and Clifton (November 2014)
#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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