Reston Book Club: Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t

Reston Book Club: Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t

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About the Book Club Meeting

The PMIWDC Reston Book Club is a forum for talking about books that touch on the widely varied challenges of project and program management. Our meeting on “Leaders Eat Last” will take place on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. We will meet at the community room in the 1st floor Conference Room at L-3 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.

Read more about the format of the book club in "About the Book Club " below.

About the Book

Leaders Eat Last,by Simon Sinek

(current price is around $16.45 for the hardcover plus shipping on Amazon or $13.00 for the kindle version. The book may be available at your local library)

In many successful organizations leaders are creating environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things. Other teams, no matter what incentives were offered, were doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why? Today’s workplaces tend to be full of cynicism, paranoia and self-interest. But the best organizations foster trust and cooperation because their leaders build stable, adaptive, confident teams, where everyone feels they belong and all energies are devoted to facing the common enemy and seizing big opportunities. The author illustrates how to create such an environment from range of examples, from government to business.

Event Location

L-3 1st floor Conference Room
11955 Freedom Drive
Reston, VA, 20190

Agenda and Cost:

5:30pm - 6:30pm: Open book discussion

Free meeting for Chapter members.

Preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy (e-book okay) of the book to the meeting is required.

Purchase the book through Amazon at http://goo.gl/l13PFt. E-book version is fine. This is also likely to be available through the library, check it out.

Special Instructions
PDU's Available:
Based on the amount of time you will spend in self-directed study of negotiation – we estimate four to six hours of reading, which converts to 4 - 6 PDUs for qualified PMPs who are under the 30 PDU limit for their current three year certification cycle. Please note that these PDUs will need to be reported as Category C: Self-Directed Learning. For full details on PDU reporting refer to the PMP Handbook.
PDUs Available: 
4.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
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