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District 4 Leadership and Management Book Club 

The next book discussion for the TLA District 4 Leadership and Management Book Club will be:  Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell.

Publisher:  Little, Brown & Company
Publication Date:  2008
ISBN:  9780316017923

Maria Elena Ovalle of Region One Education Service Center will facilitate the book discussion, which is scheduled for January 17-28, 2011.  Read the book over the upcoming holiday season and join our blog discussion in January.

You may access the book club discussion blog at the following URL: http://tla4bookclub.blogspot.com/  



The TLA District 4 Leadership and Management Book Club operates as follows:

  • Any member may volunteer to lead a discussion on a management/leadership title. To volunteer, contact Jesús Campos. 
  • The book to be read is announced on the blog a couple of months prior to the discussion.The last two weeks of the month following the month when the book was announced is the period during which the online discussion takes place.
  • The facilitator will begin the discussion with a question or comment and contributors will post their thoughts and observations to the blog for the benefit of the group.
  • The facilitator will moderate and guide the discussion where appropriate.
  • In addition to our online discussion, we schedule an in-person Book Club meeting in conjunction with our Fall District meeting.


Books previously discussed:

The World's Most Powerful Leadership Principle: How to Become a Servant Leader, Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior, by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Al Switzler, and Ron McMillan.
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, by Daniel H. Pink.
What Would Google Do? by Jeff Jarvis.

1001 Ways to Reward Employees, by Bob Nelson.
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, by Robert Fisher, William Ury, and Bruce Patton.
Good to Great and the Social Sectors, by Jim Collins.
Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results, by Stephen C. Lundin.
When Fish Fly, by John Yokoyama and Joseph Michelli.

Created on Jun 3, 2010 | Last updated March 25, 2011