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Book club discussion group with Mayor Stephanie Orman.
In collaboration with Bentonville Public Library (BPL) and sponsored by Bentonville Library Foundation, The Mayor’s Book Club includes a book club discussion centered around a selected book. Registration is required for virtual link.
The Fall book selection for 2022 is Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't by Simon Sinek. Readers and participants are encouraged to identify and explore the qualities of an effective team and the strategies that can be used to foster a cooperative work environment.
Community Event – Book Discussion Group
The community event will include an engaging book discussion centered on the selected book and is open to the public. Participants will register in advance to reserve a free book and participate in a virtual discussion via Zoom. The book discussion conversation will be led by Mayor Stephanie Orman.
All books are sponsored by the Bentonville Library Foundation, available at the Bentonville Library for pickup and free to keep. Books are available on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last. Participants are encouraged to attend the discussion group, even if they have not read the book.
The highly anticipated follow-up to Simon Sinek’s global bestseller Start with Why. Simon Sinek is an optimist, a visionary thinker, and a leader of the cultural revolution of WHY. His second book is the natural extension of Start with Why, expanding his ideas at the organizational level. Determining a company’s WHY is crucial, but only the beginning. The next step is how do you get people on board with your WHY? How do you inspire deep trust and commitment to the company and one another? He cites the Marine Corps for having found a way to build a culture in which men and women are willing to risk their lives, because they know others would do the same for them. It’s not brainwashing; it’s actually based on the biology of how and when people are naturally at their best. If businesses could adopt this supportive mentality, employees would be more motivated to take bigger risks, because they’d know their colleagues and company would back them up, no matter what. Drawing on powerful and inspiring stories, Sinek shows how to sustain an organization’s WHY while continually adding people to the mix.