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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 April 10.
  2. Enjoy reading!
  3. Join us for a complimentary lunch and book discussion at noon on Wednesday, April 29.

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

Read and Lead #29: Training Camp by Jon Gordon


 

Book Synopsis (From Amazon):

In the spirit of his international bestseller The Energy Bus, Jon Gordon returns with another inspirational fable filled with invaluable lessons and insights on bringing out the best in yourself and your team. 

Training Camp follows the story of Martin Jones, an undrafted rookie trying to make it in the NFL. He's spent his entire life proving to the critics that a small guy with a big heart can succeed against all odds. After spraining his ankle in the preseason, Martin thinks his dream is lost . . . until he meets a very special coach who shares eleven life-changing lessons that keep his dream alive—and might even make him the best of the best.

Whether you play sports or the piano, work with a computer or a scalpel, these lessons apply to you because we all must climb the mountain before reaching its peak.

Based on his work with professional sports teams, world-class organizations, and interviews with top professionals in a wide variety of fields, Gordon reveals the deep truths and proven strategies that take the very best to the top. Training Camp reveals that the best performers—in any field—all share the same qualities. Among other traits, the best of the best are able to maintain a big-picture vision while taking focused action, they are mentally strong, they seize the moment, and they inspire excellence in the people around them.

But these aren't inborn traits; they're skills and attitudes that can be learned and applied by all. If you want to be your best, Training Camp offers inspiring, real-world wisdom on what it takes to reach true excellence and how you and your team—whether at work, school, or at home—can achieve it.

Past Read & Lead Books:

#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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