“Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.” – Socrates
“Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them.” – Arnold Lobel
The GOOD Network Virtual Book Club is back in business!
Anisa Ali and Karen Agrait are the co-leaders bringing back the Book Club -- and will host it on ZOOM.
They need your help! Please respond to this survey to let them know your book discussion preferences:
The survey asks you to choose a couple of book titles to kick-start the first meeting. Here is the list of the books under consideration with a write-up to help guide your vote.
About your Discussion Leaders
Anisa Ali is currently a Senior Manager in Organization Development. She has been with Universal Orlando Resort for 15 years, and started with the company as an intern. Anisa obtained her undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and her Master’s of Science degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Central Florida. She has spent her career in HR, and has been an Organization Development professional for 13 years. Her organizational development role frequently involves project architecture/management, data analysis, consulting/writing on feedback surveys, succession planning, focus groups, research, analytics, employee engagement, 360 Feedback, leadership competencies and performance management.
Karen Agrait, an Organizational/Learning and Development Leader and Consultant, she has two decades of experience in helping individuals grow and companies thrive. With a focus on improving organizational health, Karen combines her expertise in Instructional Design, Facilitation, Leadership and Behavioral assessments to rapidly develop solutions to meet the needs of identified performance gaps with individuals and organizations as a whole. Organizational culture and cultivating safe and productive learning environments is a passion for Karen. Through formalized training and just in time coaching, she has been successful in cutting turnover in half and rapidly improving accountability across multiple disciplines. Karen holds a Masters Degree in Instructional design and is Certified Training Director, Franklin Covey Instructor and Virtual Facilitator.