ICF NYC Book Club

  • July 13, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Deep Work by Cal Newport

Join ICF NYC for its first Book Club meeting! As our pilot event to launch and trial a chapter book club, this month we delve into Cal Newport’s Deep Work.

Summary Details

When: July 13, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Facilitator: Lora Lebo, MHRM, PCC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Format: Virtual

CCEUs: 1 RD

The Event

In an effort to address the diverse interests and modes of learning for the ICF NYC Membership, we have created a book club! For those of you who would like to discuss various coach and business books at a deeper level and share your learning and experiences with other coaches, this forum is designed for you!

To pilot this forum, we will be reading “Deep Work” by Cal Newport during the month of June. Discussion of the book will be facilitated by Lora Lebo, MHRM, PCC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP. Future books with be sourced from Book Club attendees’ suggestions.

From Amazon:

"In Deep Work, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four "rules," for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill.

1. Work Deeply

2. Embrace Boredom

3. Quit Social Media

4. Drain the Shallows

A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, Deep Work takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories-from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air-and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. Deep Work is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world."

"One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you'll achieve extraordinary results.

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a superpower in our increasingly competitive 21st-century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep - spending their days instead in a frantic blur of email and social media, not even realizing there's a better way.

In Deep Work, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four "rules", for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill.

A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, Deep Work takes the listener on a journey through memorable stories - from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business-class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air - and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. Deep Work is an indispensable guide for anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world."

Meet our Book Club host

Big Bold Ideas Coaching & Consulting, LLC

Director

www.BigBoldIdeas.com

www.linkedin.com/in/loralebopcc

@BigBoldIdeas

Lora is a graduate of the University of Miami, attaining her PCC designation, and has more than twenty-five years of experience in Human Resources working for Fortune 500 Companies. Lora earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Stockton University, and her Master of Human Resource Management from the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University. Lora also obtained her EO Investigation certificate from Cornell University and spent many years of her career conducting employment related investigations. Lora holds her Senior Professional of Human Resources designation through HRCI and her Certified Senior Professional designation through the Society for Human Resource Management and is the founder of Big Bold Ideas Coaching & Consulting, LLC.



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