ATD Dallas New Book Club: Learning & Lattes
Hosted by Karen Clem
August 19, 2023 / 10:00am-11:00am CST
Think Again by Adam Grant
We are so excited to announce we are beginning the Learning & Lattes Dallas ATD Book Club. What better way to connect and learn from other Dallas ATD members than to discuss a riveting book over a hot cup of Joe! Once a quarter, we will meet at the MudLeaf Coffee shop in Plano, TX to chat about various books that are related to Talent Development. This quarter, we will read the #1 New York Bestseller, Think Again by Adam Grant. Adam was one of the keynote speakers at ATD23 in San Diego, CA who captivated the audience with nuggets of new information to apply both personally and professionally. Be prepared to talk about key insights, how you can apply those concepts, and the impact it will make on you.
Ways to obtain the book:
The first 5 people to register will get a Dallas ATD coffee cup and a free cup of coffee when you are at Mudleaf Coffee!
ABOUT THE BOOK
The bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your opinions and open other people's minds, which can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life. Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there's another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn. In our daily lives, too many of us favor the comfort of conviction over the discomfort of doubt. We listen to opinions that make us feel good, instead of ideas that make us think hard. We see disagreement as a threat to our egos, rather than an opportunity to learn. We surround ourselves with people who agree with our conclusions, when we should be gravitating toward those who challenge our thought process. The result is that our beliefs get brittle long before our bones. We think too much like preachers defending our sacred beliefs, prosecutors proving the other side wrong, and politicians campaigning for approval--and too little like scientists searching for truth. Intelligence is no cure, and it can even be a curse: being good at thinking can make us worse at rethinking. The brighter we are, the blinder to our own limitations we can become.
Organizational psychologist Adam Grant is an expert on opening other people's minds--and our own. As Wharton's top-rated professor and the bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take, he makes it one of his guiding principles to argue like he's right but listen like he's wrong. With bold ideas and rigorous evidence, he investigates how we can embrace the joy of being wrong, bring nuance to charged conversations, and build schools, workplaces, and communities of lifelong learners. You'll learn how an international debate champion wins arguments, a Black musician persuades white supremacists to abandon hate, a vaccine whisperer convinces concerned parents to immunize their children, and Adam has coaxed Yankees fans to root for the Red Sox. Think Again reveals that we don't have to believe everything we think or internalize everything we feel. It's an invitation to let go of views that are no longer serving us well and prize mental flexibility over foolish consistency. If knowledge is power, knowing what we don't know is wisdom.
10:00 am – Welcome and Introductions
10:10 am – Discuss Book
11:00 am – Meeting Concludes
When: August 19, 2023 10:00AM - 11:00AM
3100 Independence Parkway
Plano, TX, 75075
Questions? Contact 972-233-9107 ext. 224 or email email@example.com.
Note Regarding the Book Club
- All members of ATD Dallas are welcome to attend our Book Club at any time
- All non-members are welcome to join us for up to 2 Book Club sessions. After those 2 sessions, to provide ongoing chapter support to the SIG, you will need to join ATD Dallas by paying annual dues