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TALENT DEVELOPMENT BOOK CLUB

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The ATD NYC chapter participates in two book clubs! 

Chapter Book Club with Live Discussions

In the fall of 2020 we piloted a new book club format which included weekly discussions of the selected book and culminated in a chapter event with a facilitated group discussion with the author. In 2021 we will continue to offer these types of chapter events and when possible will include the author. The events will be posted on our events page and open to ATD members and non members alike. Stay tuned for more details on the first 2021 chapter book club event!

Professional Book Club Guru Partnership

Our partnership with the Professional Book Club Guru which began in October 2018, allows our chapter to partner with more than 40 other ATD Chapters to create an online book club for talent development professionals around the country. This group is connected exclusively online via an online forum to discuss books related to talent development, training, organizational development and much more. After a pause in 2020 the moderator of this online group, Zach Rubin, has restarted the program with the book Atomic Habits (more details below). 

Both of these book clubs give participants the opportunity to:

  • Read interesting books related to Talent Development
  • Connect with other TD professionals around the country to grow their professional network and learn from their peers
  • Participate in the discussion online and/or during the live group event 
  • Hold themselves accountable to reading by being part of a cohort
You can email our Assistant VP of Programs, Maghan Haggerty at maghan.haggerty@atdnyc.org with any questions about the book club.

Note: You can obtain your book from any bookseller in any form (paper or digital) or borrow it from your local library. 


PBC January - March 2021 Selection:

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear

Ten things this book will teach you

1. Build a system for getting 1% better every day.                                           6. Make time for new habits (even when life gets crazy).

2. Break your bad habits and stick to good ones.                                            7. Design your environment to make success easier.

3. Avoid the common mistakes most people make when changing habits.     8. Make tiny, easy changes that deliver big results.

4. Overcome a lack of motivation and willpower.                                             9. Get back on track when you get off course

5. Develop a stronger identity and believe in yourself.                                  10. And most importantly, how to put these ideas into practice in real life.

Recommended Reading Schedule

By January 21st, finish reading The Fundamentals
By January 28th, finish reading The 1st Law
By February 4th, finish reading The 2nd Law
By February 18th, finish reading The 3rd Law
By March 4th, you’ve finished reading the book and are ready to join our End-of-Book Discussion

Our September to October 2020 Selection Announcement:

Start Finishing: How to Go From Idea to Done by Charlie Gilkey

Too often we look back at the end of the week and are frustrated that we didn’t make progress on our soul-deep dreams and goals that seem to remain eternally out of reach. Start Finishing presents a 9-step method for success — including identifying your genius, building a success pack of supporters, navigating multiple projects, and overcoming the challenges that come with doing the work that matters. Start Finishing features contributions from Seth Godin, Susan Piver, Jonathan Fields, James Clear, and more.


Recommended Reading Schedule


By September 29th, finish reading chapters 1, 2 and 3
By October 6th, finish reading chapters 4, 5 and 6
By October 13th, finish reading chapters 7, 8 and 9
By October 20th, finish the book and get ready for our live Q&A with the author 

Our January to March 2020 Selection Announcement:

Pivot: The Only Move that Matters is Your Next One by Jenny Blake



What’s your Pivotability Index? Take this quiz from Blake’s website to find out!
http://www.pivotmethod.com/profile



Recommended Reading Schedule


By January 23rd, finish reading chapters 1 and 2
By February 6th, finish reading chapters 3, 4 and 5
By February 13th, finish reading chapters 6, 7 and 8
By February 27th, finish reading chapters 9, 10 and 11
By March 5th, finish reading chapters 12 and 13
By March 12th, finish the book and get ready for our end of book discussion  

Our October to December 2019 Selection Announcement:

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by BrenĂ© Brown

Want to learn more about this book before you decide to join the book club? getAbstract, whose mission is to provide executives worldwide with the best in business knowledge, has provided us with a book summary:  

[Summary]  Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.


Recommended Reading Schedule


Thursday, October 24th, official book kickoff 

By November 7th, finish reading Note, Introduction, and Part One, Section Three: The Armory

By November 14th, finish reading Part Two: Living Into Our Values

By November 21st, finish reading Part Three: Braving Trust

By December 5th, finish reading Part Four: Learning to Rise

By December 12th, finish the book and get ready for our end-of-book discussion!


Our August to October 2019 Selection Announcement:

Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Malone Scott

Want to learn more about this book before you decide to join the book club? getAbstract, whose mission is to provide executives worldwide with the best in business knowledge, has provided us with a book summary:  

[Summary] Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity 

[Article/Video] Radical Candor - The Surprising Secret to Being a Good Boss


Recommended Reading Schedule

By September 5th, finish reading the introduction and chapter 1
By September 12th, finish reading chapters 2 and 3
By September 26th, finish reading chapter 4
By October 3rd, finish reading chapters 5 and 6
By October 10th, finish reading chapters 7 and 8
By October 17th, finish the book and prepare for our end-of-book discussion!


Our June to July 2019 Selection Announcement:

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant  

Want to learn more about this book before you decide to join the book club? getAbstract, whose mission is to provide executives worldwide with the best in business knowledge, has provided us with a book summary:  

[Summary] Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

 


Recommended Reading Schedule
By June 20th, finish reading chapters 1 and 2
By June 27th, finish reading chapters 3 and 4
By July 11th, finish reading chapter 5
By July 18th, finish reading chapter 6
By July 25th, finish reading chapters 7 and 8
By August 1st, finish the book and get ready for our end of book discussion


Our April to May 2019 Selection:

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

Want to learn more about this book before you decide to join the book club? getAbstract, whose mission is to provide executives worldwide with the best in business knowledge, has provided us with a book summary:  

[Summary] The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business


Recommended Reading Schedule
By April 18th, finish reading chapters 1 and 2
By April 25th, finish reading chapters 3 and 4
By May 2nd, finish reading chapters 5 and 6
By May 9th, finish reading chapter 7
By May 23rd, finish reading chapters 8 and 9
By May 30th, finish the book and get ready for our end-of-book discussion!


Our February to March 2019 Selection:

Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change by Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler

Want to learn more about this book before you decide to join the book club? getAbstract, whose mission is to provide executives worldwide with the best in business knowledge, has provided us with a book summary:  

[Summary] Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change


Reading Schedule:

By February 21st, finish reading chapters 1 and 2

By February 28th, finish reading chapters 3 and 4

By March 7th, finish reading chapters 5 and 6

By March 14th, finish reading chapters 7 and 8

By March 21st, finish reading chapter 9

By March 28th, finish the book and get ready for our end of book discussion!



Our December 2018 to January 2019 Selection:

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport

Want to learn more about this book before you decide to join the book club? getAbstract, whose mission is to provide executives worldwide with the best in business knowledge, has provided us with a book summary:  

[Summary] Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World



Our October to December 2018 Selection:

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck

Want to learn more about this book before you decide to join the book club? getAbstract, whose mission is to provide executives worldwide with the best in business knowledge, has provided us with a book summary:  

[Summary] Mindset: The New Psychology of Success


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