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About Our Coffee & Conversations Session

How does change happen to me? And, how can I influence those around me?

Two provocative best sellers will help us think about change -- personal as well as institutional. The book conversations will give you time to “chew” on how change works. Let's see what happens when we challenge our brains to think differently about change.

If you have time to read either of these books, you will enjoy them. However, even if you do not find time, the facilitators will give a brief summary of the book before the conversation begins so anyone can participate even if you have not read the book. So, pick a book and join the conversation!

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

By Chip Heath

In a compelling, story-driven narrative, the Heaths bring together decades of counter intuitive research in psychology, sociology, and other fields to shed new light on how we can effect transformative change. Switch shows that successful changes follow a pattern, a pattern you can use to make the changes that matter to you, whether your interest is in changing the world or changing your waistline.


Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

By Daniel Pink

Do you know what gets you out of bed in the morning? And how does understanding your true motivation enable you to work smarter and live better? With 50 years of behavioral science to back him up, Pink turns conventional wisdom about human motivation on its head and shares a more effective path to high performance. In his book, Pink reveals the three elements of true motivation and offers his smart and surprising techniques for putting them into action.

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