Our next title…

Thanks for meeting this week and resuming our book club!  We decided that our next book is Silo’s, Politics and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable about Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues Into Competitors, by Patrick Lencioni.  We will meet to discuss it on Wednesday, July 10th, at noon.  Does this work for each of you?

this is the week…

If you would like to meet this week please let me know.  I know a few of us are ready to move on to our next book.  I would like to resume the reading with Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action.  I am really excited about this one!

I recommend that we get through what we can in 4-5 weeks and then move on.  I think some of us liked the Zappo’s book, but since we have lingered a little too long I’ve actually lost interest in it.  I finished it several weeks ago, so if anyone is interested in discussing it, let me know.

Let me know what day this week works for you.  I am not sending invites via work email, so call me or stop by and we can decide what works for everyone still interested.

Thanks!

next meeting…

medium_304607585Hi everyone.  I hope you each had a nice holiday and are enjoying the weather finally turning around so we don’t have use umbrellas constantly!

I wanted to check in regarding our next meeting.  Please post a comment letting me and the rest of the group know if a day next week (after the New Year holiday) is good, or if the following week would be better.  I’d like to get moving to another book pretty soon.

Thanks and I look forward to hearing from each of you!

Joey
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impact by nudging…

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Now that we are all back on track and committed to read at least through the first 4 chapters of Delivering Happiness, just a reminder that Rondalynne will be posting some thoughts for us soon that will be attached to this post.

For me, this book is written in such a conversational style that I feel like I know Tony Hsieh personally.  I am struck by how inspirational he is, and how much he knows about life and leadership even though he is still a young guy.  Check out some of the resources he  has available online that offer ways to “nudge the world to a happier place” on the website focused on this book.  I really love that – nudge.  It’s not to out there and crazy, not dramatic or assertive; it’s just a nudge.  It seems feasible, realistic, and even kind.  

How are you going to nudge yourself and others towards happiness today?

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Aside

Happy Thanksgiving…

Hi my fellow readers and book lovers! I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I am so thankful today for many things, but among them is your involvement in this book club. While we are still working on the group, how often to meet, etc., it is a really good feeling to have a group of professionals like yourselves to talk about these books with, to explore how we can use the concepts and ideas in our own professional lives, and the support it signifies.

I hope each of you and your families have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

our next meeting on Monday…

Hi everyone,

We will be meeting on Monday to discuss how we like the book so far (Zappo’s Delivering Happiness) and to share a quick bite at the cafe.  Hope you can join us.  Olga is set up as an author on the site and will be posting some discussion questions for us between meetings.

Have a nice weekend and hope to see you on Monday!

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is anyone out there?…

Hi everyone,

I’ve heard some of  you are not getting emails when new posts go onto the blog.  Could you do me a favor and add a comment to this post if you are getting the email?

Thanks!

are we ready…

Hi everyone,

Unfortunately only 3 of us were able to meet to discuss Supreme Conflict, so let’s try again at our next regular meeting.  I have started reading our next book, Delivering Happiness.  We can talk about how fast/slow we want to proceed at that time.

Thanks and hope you are having a nice weekend!

meeting this week…

Just a reminder that we will be meeting this week on Thursday at 12:15pm to talk about our latest book pick, Supreme Conflict.

reading Supreme Conflict…

 

Supreme Court

Supreme Court (Photo credit: pepsobert)

 

I wanted to check in and see where everyone is with our book this month.  I am almost done, and although we have scheduled time this Thursday, I will actually be at the IE SHRM Chapter meeting at Mission Inn, so I won’t be able to make it.  I was wondering if next Thursday would be a good day to meet for our final meeting and to discuss this book, or if that is too soon for everyone?  Please comment!

 

I can’t wait to discuss this book!  I learned so much.  Every time I see something in the news about the Supreme Court I am really interested because of this book and what I have learned.  I thought I would share a few things that I found out in my google searches…..

 

  • The longest serving justice was William O. Douglas, who retired in November, 1975, after 36 years and six months on the bench. John Rutledge had the briefest Court tenure. He was appointed chief justice and served for four months, at which point the Senate rejected his nomination.
  • William H. Taft was the only president to also serve as a Supreme Court justice.
  • The youngest Supreme Court appointee was Joseph Story (32). The oldest sitting justice was Oliver Wendell Holmes, who served until he was 90.

 

(from http://www.constitutionfacts.com)

 

  • There are no formal requirements for becoming a Supreme Court justice. Everyone who has served on the Court has been a lawyer. However, many of the early justices were not law school graduates; as was customary, they had “read law” under the supervision of a member of the bar.
  • The Supreme Court Building has seats for 300 members of the public, who can attend arguments on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

(from http://blog.oup.com/2012/03/interesting-facts-us-supreme-court/)

 

 

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