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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 August 24.
  2. Enjoy reading!
  3. Join us for a complimentary lunch and book discussion at noon on Wednesday, September 23 or Thursday, September 24.

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

Read and Lead #30: Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg


 

Book Synopsis (From Amazon):

Anyone who's watched Sheryl Sandberg's popular TED Talk, "Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders," is familiar with--and possibly haunted by--the idea of "having it all." "Perhaps the greatest trap ever set for women was the coining of this phrase," writes Sandberg in Lean In, which expands on her talk's big idea: that increasing the number of women at the top of their fields will benefit everyone. Sandberg, the COO of Facebook, encourages women to challenge the common workplace assumption that "men still run the world." She asks men to be real partners, sharing in the family work that typically leads to a woman's decision to stay home; she asks women who expect to start a family soon not to check out of work mentally. Sandberg's critics note that her advice may not resonate with the masses: The Harvard-educated exec can afford a veritable army to help raise her children. But Sandberg's point--which affects all of us--is that women who have what it takes to succeed at the highest professional level face many obstacles, both internal and external. Lean In is likely to spur the conversations that must happen for institutional changes to take place at work. --Alexandra Foster

Past Read & Lead Books:

#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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