Carnegie-Leadership Book Group

10/25/2012 12:00 pm

This is the last meeting for 2012, we will meet again in January 2013.

This month we are reading It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership by Colin Powell.

It Worked for Me is filled with vivid experiences and lessons learned that have shaped the legendary public service career of the four-star general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. At its heart are Powell's "Thirteen Rules"—notes he gathered over the years and that now form the basis of his leadership presentations given throughout the world. Powell's short but sweet rules—among them, "Get mad, then get over it" and "Share credit"—are illustrated by revealing personal stories that introduce and expand upon his principles for effective leadership: conviction, hard work, and, above all, respect for others. In work and in life, Powell writes, "it's about how we touch and are touched by the people we meet. It's all about the people."

The Nonprofit Network and Jackson District Library have teamed up to help create a place to share in discussion of leadership, business and management books. It is a great way for our leaders in the community to meet and share ideas and thoughts from different perspectives.

Register at: http://nonprofnetwork.org/trainingsworkshops?eventId=457433&EventViewMode=EventDetails  or you can just show up. MEETINGS ARE HELD IN THE CARNEGIE AUDITORIUM AT 12PM.

Books are available for checkout at Jackson District Library Carnegie Building Reference Desk.

Even if you have not read the book, we would love to hear what you have to say on the topics we discuss. Bring your lunch or order it when you register.

If you have any questions call the Jackson District Library Reference desk at 517-788-4087 ext. 1339