Book Club – Let’s Read Together

Do your New Year’s goals include personal professional development or a resolution to read more? Is there a stack of great books nearby that you’ve been meaning to read? Did you make a list of book(s) to investigate that you heard about at the last SIGUCCS conference? Are you nervous about reaching your Goodreads reading challenge?

Us too! Let’s work together to make it happen with SIGUCCS.

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Upcoming Book Selections

May 2023 SIGUCCS Book Club Hangout 
Monday, May 22, 2023 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (EDT) 
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BookDiscussion Date
January 2023Tranquility by Tuesday: 9 Ways to Calm the Chaos and Make Time for What Matters
Laura Vanderkam
Jan 30, 2023 4pm EST
March 2023Belonging At Work: Everyday Actions You Can Take to Cultivate an Inclusive Organization
Rhodes Perry
April 3, 2023 4pm EST
May 2023Creative Acts for Curious People: How to Think, Create, and Lead in Unconventional Ways
Sarah Stein Greenberg
May 22, 2023 4pm EST
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July 2023Chief Joy Officer: How Great Leaders Elevate Human Energy and Eliminate Fear
Richard Sheridan
July 24, 2023 4pm EST
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September 2023The Power of Writing It Down: A Simple Habit to Unlock Your Brain and Reimagine Your Life
Allison Fallon
Oct 2, 2023 4pm EST
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November 2023Mind over Monsters: Supporting Youth Mental Health with Compassionate Challenge
Sarah Rose Cavanagh
Nov 27, 2023 4pm EST
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Join the Discussions

books and coffee

In addition to a Zoom meeting for discussion, we frequently start the conversation in Slack. You can find us in the #book-club channel.

If you have any questions or suggestions about how to participate in our reading group, please contact Laurie Fox.

A Few Rules

  • The purpose of this book club is to read and enjoy new professional development books! Everyone is welcome to join the conversation. That includes people who have read the book before, people who have not yet read the book, and anyone who didn’t quite finish. 
  • You may find that you disagree with something that another member of the group has said. It is ok to disagree as long as it’s done respectfully.
  • Keep on topic, but feel free to introduce information that is relevant to the discussion (historical facts, bio details, book background, related authors or topics).
  • The moderators will serve to keep the group on topic, ensure everyone has a chance to contribute to the discussion, and assist with book selection and hangout schedules.

Previous Book Selections

2022 Books
  • Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals Oliver Burkeman
  • REMOTE: Office Not Required Fried & Hansson
  • My Own Words Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Drive: the Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us Daniel H. Pink
  • The Manager’s Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth & Change Camille Fournier
  • Leading from the Middle: A Playbook for Managers to Influence Up, Down, and Across the Organization Scott Mautz
2021 Books
  • Better Than Before Gretchen Rubin
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Steven Covey
  • The Unicorn Project: A Novel about Developers, Digital Disruption, and Thriving in the Age of Data Gene Kim
  • Think Again Adam Grant
  • First, Break All the Rules Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman
  • The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t Robert I. Sutton
2020 Books
  • 168 Hours: You have more time than you think Laura Vanderkam
  • Radical Candor Kim Scott
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Mark Manson
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Patrick Lencioni
  • Creative Trespassing: How to Put the Spark and Joy Back into Your Work and Life Tania Katan 
  • What if I Say the Wrong Thing?: 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People Verna Myers
2019 Books
  • Crucial Conversations Kerry Patterson
  • Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders L. David Marquet
  • The Monsters of Educational Technology Audrey Watters
  • SuperBetter: the power of living gamefully Jane McGonigal
  • QBQ! : the question behind the question John G Miller
  • The Phoenix Project Gene Kim
  • EQ Applied Justin Bariso
  • Getting Things Done David Allen
  • Atomic Habits James Clear
  • Daring Greatly Brené Brown