Breakfast and a Book Club - Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing by Jamie Holmes

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Join ICF NYC for its April Breakfast and a Book Club meeting to kick off your week with a mental boost! This month we delve into Jamie Holmes’ Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing

Summary Details

When: May 9, 2022, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

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

Format:  Virtual - Zoom meeting format, cameras enabled

CCEUs: 1.0 Core Competency CCEU


About the ICF NYC Book Club

The ICF NYC Book Club is an opportunity for attendees to delve deeper into their learning from the book and to share highlights from what they read, implications for their coaching practice, and more. Book club meetings are not book previews or presentations and active participation and contribution is expected from all attendees. 

Meeting Guidelines:

  • Out of respect for our facilitator and other attendees, you are expected to have read the book, or at a minimum, significant portions of it, prior to attending so that meaning, intent and application may be discussed with depth.  Familiarity with the content enables a much more meaningful exchange and conversation.

  • As with any virtual call, please be prepared to have your video and audio on, with limited distraction.  Turn off all notifications.  

  • In order to receive CCEU credit, you must be present and actively participate.

  • Come in your pajamas! We don’t care about how you look or if you’re munching, only the intellectual contribution you bring.

Meetings will be held consistently on the second Monday of each month at 8 AM (except where may be otherwise indicated). 

Attendance at every meeting is not necessary.  You may participate based upon your preference for the book.  The intended purpose of this offering is to broaden and deepen our knowledge of current practices in the coaching profession and in the business world.

Please register early!  If registration is low, or non-existent, for any specific book, we will revisit the selection and float a poll to the membership to select a replacement book.  We therefore encourage participants to register early for meetings so that we may assess interest at an early stage.

About The Book

Title: Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing 

Author: Jamie Holmes

Publication Date: 2015

Learn More: https://www.jamieholmesbooks.com/nonsense-1

Description: 

An illuminating look at the surprising upside of ambiguity - and how, properly harnessed, it can inspire learning, creativity, even empathy.

Life today feels more overwhelming and chaotic than ever. Whether it's a confounding work problem or a faltering relationship or an unclear medical diagnosis, we face constant uncertainty. And we're continually bombarded with information, much of it contradictory. 

Managing ambiguity - in our jobs, our relationships, and daily lives - is quickly becoming an essential skill. Yet most of us don't know where to begin. As Jamie Holmes shows in Nonsense, being confused is unpleasant, so we tend to shutter our minds as we grasp for meaning and stability, especially in stressful circumstances. We're hard-wired to resolve contradictions quickly and extinguish anomalies. This can be useful, of course. When a tiger is chasing you, you can't be indecisive. But as Nonsense reveals, our need for closure has its own dangers. It makes us stick to our first answer, which is not always the best, and it makes us search for meaning in the wrong places. When we latch on to fast and easy truths, we lose a vital opportunity to learn something new, solve a hard problem, or see the world from another perspective. In other words confusion - that uncomfortable mental place - has a hidden upside. We just need to know how to use it. This lively and original audiobook points the way. 

 

Over the last few years, new insights from social psychology and cognitive science have deepened our understanding of the role of ambiguity in our lives, and Holmes brings this research together for the first time, showing how we can use uncertainty to our advantage. Filled with illuminating stories - from spy games and doomsday cults to Absolut Vodka's ad campaign and the creation of Mad Libs - Nonsense promises to transform the way we conduct business, educate our children, and make decisions. In an increasingly unpredictable, complex world, it turns out that what matters most isn't IQ, willpower, or confidence in what we know. It's how we deal with what we don't understand.


Meet our Breakfast and a Book Club Host


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

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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