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Executive Book Club discussions start with "The Fifth Discipline"

Posted September 27, 2011
By NWC News Desk

POWELL, Wyo. - The Executive Book Club discussion group resumes in October, offering Big Horn Basin business, education and agriculture leaders an opportunity to discuss the latest thinking and literature affecting best practices in leadership.

The club’s first selection is the revised edition of Peter Senge’s bestselling classic “The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization.” It’s available at the Northwest College Bookstore and other outlets.

Participants are encouraged to get a copy of the book early in order to be prepared for the discussion beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the NWC Foundation’s Nelson House at 550 College Drive.

In “The Fifth Discipline,” Senge describes how companies can rid themselves of the learning “disabilities” that threaten their productivity and success by adopting the strategies of learning organizations. The goal is to reignite the spark of genuine learning, bridge teamwork into macro-creativity, break free of confining assumptions and mindsets, and end the struggle between work and personal time.

The Northwest College Center for Training and Development hosts the Executive Book Club discussions every six weeks to generate local discussion around core ideas presented in some of today’s most well-known and often-read business and leadership texts.

The evenings are geared to examining opposing views on authors’ ideas and to finding applications for the ideas in real-world situations in the Big Horn Basin.

Participation in the Executive Book Club is free of charge (other than acquiring a copy of the book). Participants can count on plenty of lively discussion as well as some light hors d’oeuvres.

For more information and to register, look for the "Executive Book Club" on the CTD Training Schedule link, or email or call the Powell CTD at 307-754-6062.