Reston Book Club: Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Reston Book Club: Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

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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 “Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action ” will take place on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. We will meet at the community room in the1st 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

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, by Simon Sinek

(Current price is under $10.00 for paperback plus shipping on Amazon or $7.99 for the kindle version. The book may also be available from your local library.)

Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty? Simon Sinek researched broadly on how leaders think, act, and communicate and found that many do so in the exact same way-and it's the complete opposite of what everyone else does. People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why. Sinek weaves together a clear vision of what it truly takes to lead and inspire.

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/WFcxGd. 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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