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LDIAA Book Club 

This group is a great way keep the LEADERSHIP in LDIAA. If you love books and want to sharpen your leadership skills, THIS is the place for you. Beth and the gang have set another outstanding year of exceptional books and you can count on smart takes, valuable insight, good food and tasty drinks with great friends.

2019 Book Selections and Dates

Meeting Date: January 24, 2019 Location: TBD
Your Oxygen Mast First: 17 Habits to Help High Achievers Survive & Thrive in Leadership & Life - Kevin N. Lawrence
Hardcover: 229 pages, published by LionCrest Publishing

Here’s the hard truth about leadership: it either forces you to get stronger or it slowly destroys your life. There is no in-between. Kevin Lawrence has discovered seventeen habits that allow any leader to transcend the perils of success and keep achieving— habits that have already helped hundreds of CEOs and executives become stronger and more resilient.

Obsessed with understanding why successful people crash and burn, Lawrence has studied and tested virtually every leadership theory known to humankind in his two decades as a business advisor. His straight-talk advice in Your Oxygen Mask First will surprise and propel even the most seasoned leaders as he cuts through the platitudes and jargon to share the best tools he has found to ensure your survival, no matter how high you fly.

Meeting Date: May 23, 2019 Location: TBD
Presence: bringing your boldest self to your biggest challenges
- Amy Cuddy
Hardcover: 352 pages, published by Little, Brown and Company; First Edition (December 22, 2015)

There is an essential life skill that could make you a better speaker, help you nail job interviews, get you better dates, improve your performance, and make you a better partner and parent! What if I told you no one ever bothered to teach you this skill, mostly because we didn't know what it was? That secret skill is presence, "the state of feeling connected with our own thoughts, values, abilities, and emotions, so we can better connect with the thoughts, values, abilities, and emotions of others." Amy Cuddy's book can teach this state of "self-assured enthusiasm" to you and a whole lot more. -- Dr. Ali Binazir, Amazon review

Meeting Date: August 22, 2019 Location: TBD
Generations, Inc: From boomers to linksters - Meagan Johnson
Paperback: 272 pages published by AMACOM; 1 edition (May 19, 2010)

Members of each generation share signposts: collective experiences that influence our expectations, actions, and mind-sets. They mold our ideas about company loyalty, work ethic, and the definition of a job well done. Now five different generations are working together simultaneously--from Traditionals to Generation Y and beyond— making it even more important to understand where everyone's coming from.

Generations, Inc. Baby Boomers and Linksters alike with practical techniques for Addressing conflicts - Forging alliances with coworkers from other generations - Getting people with disparate values and idiosyncratic styles to work together - Running productive meetings in which all participants find value in each other’s ideas.

Generations, Inc. provides realistic strategies for all those managers, executives, and employees seeking to coexist, flourish, and thrive together... at the same time.

Meeting Date: November 14, 2019 Location: TBD
Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds - Carmine Gallo
Paperback: 248 Pages, Published by New England Publishing Associates

Ideas are the currency of the twenty-first century. In order to succeed, you need to be able to sell your ideas persuasively. This ability is the single greatest skill that will help you accomplish your dreams. Many people have a fear of public speaking or are insecure about their ability to give a successful presentation. Now public speaking coach and bestselling author Carmine Gallo explores what makes a great presentation by examining the widely acclaimed TED Talks, which have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public speaking. TED ? which stands for technology, entertainment, and design ? brings together the world's leading thinkers. These are the presentations that set the world on fire, and the techniques that top TED speakers use will make any presentation more dynamic, fire up any team, and give anyone the confidence to overcome their fear of public speaking.

In his book, Carmine Gallo has broken down hundreds of TED talks and interviewed the most popular TED presenters, as well as the top researchers in the fields of psychology, communications, and neuroscience to reveal the nine secrets of all successful TED presentations. Gallo's step-by-step method makes it possible for anyone to deliver a presentation that is engaging, persuasive, and memorable


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