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Why Every Professional Should Join A Book Club

Why Every Professional Should Join A Book Club

Published on December 14, 2018

Successful professionals find ways to keep themselves in the forefront of their respective fields. They actively communicate, develop relationships, stay up-to-date with their industry’s news and research, and they read.

As a business professional, the more knowledge you have, the more prepared you are to tackle future challenges with positive outcomes.Book clubs are a simple, effective and enjoyable method to gain insight about select subject matter.

Below are four reasons why every professional should join a book club:

Reading is one of the best ways to grow professionally. Reading about how to become a better leader or implement best practices challenges people to think about what they do regularly and how they can improve. Reading is a way to gather knowledge from a variety of perspectives to see what others have done and what works well. 

Creates dialogue between peers. A facilitator lead discussion helps professionals become better conversationalist and understand diverse perspectives. Engaging dialogue opens up around how to apply ideas from the book to creatively solve problems and find impactful solutions. 

Broadens your network. A book club can be an opportunity for professionals in diverse fields and with a variety of skill sets to socialize. Book clubs build and reinforce relationships and teamwork with the participants involved. 

Continuous learning. When professionals participate in a book club, they share a common goal. This fosters continuous learning and creates a positive culture where participants are regularly sharing new ideas to improve the way they lead their teams. 

Coming in 2019, Sinclair Workforce Development will be launching a Book Club Series. This is an opportunity for regional professionals to connect with others for intellectual, lively and thought-provoking conversation around the topic of workforce development. The Book Club will be facilitated by Shannon Bryant, Vice President of Workforce Development and Corporate Services at Sinclair College.

Prepare to share your thoughts, experiences and best practices with the group during the discussions. Participants are responsible for purchasing books, e-books or audio books on their own prior to their first session.

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