Today, I came across a great program offered by Major General Jimmie Jaye Wells at U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM). Over the course of eight weeks, he will be reading and discussing Simon Sinek’s Leaders Eat Last , via the newly created Professional Reading Program Forum. It’s a phenomenal opportunity to read, connect, and discuss the book with MG Wells and other Army leaders.
I’m a huge fan of initiatives like this one. This past summer, Major Nate Finney and I launched a similar eight week online reading program featuring the Memoirs of U.S. Grant. Each week we posted a reading assignment along with a discussion question via Google+, and leaders stationed around the globe shared their insights. The dynamics of mixing professional reading and discussion , not only motivated me to finish the book, but it also provided me with new perspectives throughout the process.
If you have the time and the opportunity, I encourage you to grab a copy of Leaders Eat Last and join MG Wells and the FORSCOM staff in learning and growing as a professional through reading and quality discussion. If you are unfamiliar with the title, I’ve posted a short video below of Simon Sinek discussing one of the key concepts of the book:
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Joe, great initiative. Thanks for sharing. JKG