Breakfast and a Book Club - Give and Take by Adam Grant

  • October 10, 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

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Join ICF NYC for its Breakfast and a Book Club meeting to kick off your week with a mental boost! This month we delve into Give and Take by Adam Grant

Summary Details

When: October 10, 2022, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Format:  Virtual - Zoom meeting format, cameras enabled

CCEUs: 1.0 CCEUs 

About The Book

Title: 

Give and Take

Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

Author: Adam Grant

Publication Date: 2014

Description: 

Named one of the best books of the year by Amazon, Apple, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal—as well as one of Oprah’s riveting reads, Fortune’s must-read business books, Harvard Business Review’s ideas that shaped management, and the Washington Post’s books every leader should read. 

For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. It turns out that at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. Whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return. 

Using his own pioneering research as Wharton’s top-rated professor, Adam Grant shows that these styles have a surprising impact on success. Although some givers get exploited and burn out, the rest achieve extraordinary results across a wide range of industries. Combining cutting-edge evidence with captivating stories, Grant shows how one of America’s best networkers developed his connections, why the creative genius behind one of the most popular shows in television history toiled for years in anonymity, how a basketball executive responsible for multiple draft busts transformed his franchise into a winner, and how we could have anticipated Enron’s demise four years before the company collapsed–without ever looking at a single number. 

More information, including a discussion guide: https://adamgrant.net/book/give-and-take/

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.

Meet Our Breakfast and a Book Club Host

Anita Kishore PhD, ACC

A former scientist & management consultant, Anita brings an open, honest and direct approach from her global experience coaching leaders across diverse industries.  As an executive coach, Anita focuses on onboarding senior level executives into organizations and deepening their leadership capacity. Anita’s superpower is being a straight shooter with deep empathy.  She lives in Jackson Heights, New York.



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