Reston Book Club: Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Reston Book Club: Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

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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 “Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work" by Chip Heath and Dan Heath will take place on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. 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

Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life, Chip Heath and Dan Heath

(Current price is under $14.00 for hardcover plus shipping on Amazon or $11.99 for the kindle version.  The book may also be available from your local library)

Research in psychology has revealed that decisions are disrupted by biases: We’re overconfident. We seek out information that supports us and downplay information that doesn’t. When it comes to making choices, it seems, our brains are flawed. Unfortunately, merely being aware of these shortcomings doesn’t fix the problem. The real question is: How can we do better?

Decisive introduce a four-step process designed to counteract these biases. Written in an engaging and readable style, “Decisive” takes readers on an journey, from a rock star’s ingenious decision-making trick to a CEO’s disastrous acquisition, to a single question that can often resolve thorny personal decisions.

Along the way, we learn to answer questions like How can we stop the cycle of agonizing over our decisions? How can we make group decisions without destructive politics? And how can we ensure that we don’t overlook precious opportunities to change our course? 

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/23hW3P. An E-book version is fine. It may also be available from your local library.

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

About the Monthly Book Club

The Monthly Book Club is a forum for talking about books that touch on the widely varied challenges of project and program management. There is no Book Club membership. Anyone can sign up to join our conversations. There are just three key requirements: preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy of the book to the meeting. Note that you should sign up early as we limit the discussion to fifteen people so that everyone has a chance to share their opinion.

Come to the Book Club with an open mind and prepare to have your understanding adjusted as you hear about the book through the voices of your professional peers.

Studying project management and related topics through books is recognized and rewarded by PMI in PDUs, roughly on the basis of one hour of study equals one PDU. Continued certification as a PMP requires the accumulation of these valuable credits and we are pleased to offer this opportunity to obtain both the important training and the educational credit associated with it.

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