I'm going to try something new this summer. I just finished reading Influencer: The power to change anything. It's possibly the best leadership book that I've read in years and I'm itching to discuss it with someone. So I decided to see if I can get an online book club up and running this summer. If you're interested, read on...

Getting started

Commitments

  • Keep up with the reading
  • Be an active participant in our online discussion area
  • Dissect ideas vigorously but also be nice to other discussants

Schedule

  1. 6/9 to 6/15 – Part 1 Introduction, Chapter 1, and Chapter 2 (44 pages)
  2. 6/16 to 6/22 – Chapter 3 (28 pages)
  3. 6/23 to 6/29 – Part 2 Introduction and Chapter 4 (38 pages)
  4. 6/30 to 7/6 – Chapter 5 (26 pages)
  5. 7/7 to 7/13 – Chapter 6 (30 pages)
  6. 7/14 to 7/20 – Chapter 7 (26 pages)
  7. 7/21 to 7/27 – Chapter 8 (26 pages)
  8. 7/28 – 8/3 – Chapter 9 (34 pages)
  9. 8/4 to 8/10 – Chapter 10 and Wrap-Up (20 pages)

This offer is open to all leaders and change agents, at whatever level they're operating (hint: might be a good summer activity for some of your local principals or superintendents?)

I'm looking forward to some powerful discussions. Hope some of you will join me this summer!