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book club

Face to face meetings of the Book Club are on hiatus until we find a better way for members to attend.  Anyone who is interested in trying to lead a virtual book club meeting on-line, please contact Karen Agrait, our Special Programs Director.

Meanwhile, you can join a virtual bookclub that is focused on Talent Management and Development.  

https://www.pbc.guru/td/

This VIRTUAL book club connects through a private online forum where all participants can discuss the current book and network with each other.  The online forum is active 24/7 so people can join the conversation from anywhere and at whatever time is convenient for them.  Joining is FREE, you just have to get a copy of the book to enjoy.  

The group will read a new book every two months and titles are related to organization development, business, leadership, training best practices, facilitation and much more.  



Current Talent Management and Development Book

Pivot:  The Only Move That Matters by Jenny Blake

If you've got the perfect job or business, congratulations. But if you are even a little bit uncertain that your current gig is the right one, it is time to start thinking about your next move. In the new world of work, it's the only move that matters.
 
What's next?  is a question we all have to ask and answer more frequently in an economy where the average job tenure is only four years, roles change constantly even within that time, and smart, motivated people find themselves hitting professional plateaus. But how do you evaluate options and move forward without getting stuck?  Jenny Blake's solution: It's about small steps, not big leaps—and the answer is already right under your feet. This book will teach you how to pivot from a base of your existing strengths.
 
Pivoting is a crucial strategy for Silicon Valley tech companies and startups. Jenny Blake—a former training and career development specialist at Google who now runs her own company as a career and business consultant and speaker—shows how pivoting can also be a successful strategy for individuals looking to make changes in their work lives, whether within their role, organization or business, or setting their sights on bigger shifts.

When you pivot, you double down on your existing strengths and interests to move in a new, related direction, instead of looking so far outside of yourself for answers that you skip over your hard-won expertise and experience. It empowers you to navigate changes with flexibility and strength—now and throughout your entire career.

Much like the lean business principles that took Silicon Valley by storm, pivoting is the crucial skill you need to stay agile, whether or not you are actively looking for a new position.

No matter your age, industry, or bank account balance, Jenny's advice will help you move forward strategically. Her Pivot Method will teach you how to:

· Double down on existing strengths, interests, and experiences. Identify what is working best and where you want to end up, then start to bridge the gap between two.
· Scan for opportunities and identify new skills without falling prey to analysis paralysis or compare and despair. Explore options by leveraging the network and experience you already have.
· Run small experiments to determine next steps. Do side projects to test ideas for your next move, taking the pressure off having the entire answer up front.
· Take smart risks to launch with confidence in a new direction. Set benchmarks to decide when the time is right to go all-in on your new direction.
 
Pivot also includes valuable insight for leaders who want to have more frequent career conversations with their teams to help talented people pivot within their roles and the broader organization.

No matter your current position, one thing is clear: your career success and satisfaction depends on your ability to determine your next best move. If change is the only constant, let's get better at it.

Our Talent and Development Professionals Book Club discussion of Pivot: The Only Move that Matters. in the Online Forum (http://td.pbc.guru Online Forum(http://td.pbc.guru).

If you haven't already, help us create a connected community by completing your online forum profile and introducing yourself in the Online Forum (http://td.pbc.guru)!



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