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Read to Lead is the new leadership book club on Drexel University's campus. Any student, especially student organization leaders can join. We will post book/ article ideas on this blog and members should feel free to comment on/ discuss any ideas they have about the current reading, ways we can improve, or suggestions for future readings.

Monday, November 12, 2012

First Meeting of the 2012-2013 Academic Year!

Hello Everyone!

I just wanted to let you all know, we're back!  The Read to Lead series took a slight break to regroup and re-vamp but now we're back and better than ever! We're kicking off with our first event TOMORROW Tuesday, November 13th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the CEO Leadership Lab (located in the basement of the Creese Student Center).

For a quick refresher, "Read to Lead" is Drexel University's premier leadership book club on campus.  The Book Club is a CEO LEAD Certified series of discussions centered on drawing themes of leadership out of popular books, developing an understanding for those themes, and helping the Drexel community integrate leadership qualities into their lives.  Every month, SLDT will choose a book to read and discuss.  Any student, especially student organization leaders, and Drexel faculty, staff and alumni, can join.  We will post book and article ideas on our blog, and members should feel free to comment on and discuss any current book selections and readings, ways we can improve the club, or make suggestions for future readings.

This month's "Read to Lead" Book Club Discussion will focus on the leadership attributes within the Harry Potter Book Series, specifically those in Book One: The Sorcerer's Stone.  This discussion will focus on the importance of delegation and trusting in the expertise of teammates and subordinates when making important decisions.  While the main focus will be on book one of the series, we'll also touch on additional leadership traits and themes that reoccur throughout the series.

I look forward to seeing you all there!

Fall Discussion: Harry Potter Series | Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | 6pm-7:30pm | CEO LEADership Lab
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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ideas for our next book...

Hey guys! One of the suggestions we've received is to incorporate the leadership aspects of mainstream books into our discussions rather than focusing solely on "leadership books."

So, what better book/series to start with than................................. *drumroll*

Harry Potter!!!!

We would come together and discuss how Harry displayed leadership attributes and traits throughout the series.

Let us know what you think about this idea! Comment on this post, email us at dla1@drexel.edu or even post on our facebook wall.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Change is just around the corner!

At our last meeting on February 29th, there were several extremely valuable suggestions offered that will, hopefully, improve on the experience of the club in the future! We are working to integrate these changes and bring a bigger and better club to you in the Spring term!

Do YOU have any ideas that you think will help us make this book club more appealing and fun to the student population? If so, contact us at: dla1@drexel.edu . We'd love to hear from you!

Remember to "like" us on Facebook here.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

First meeting of Winter 2012! ~The Art of War~

Our first meeting will be Wednesday, February 29 at 6:30 pm in Macallister 2019. We will be discussing Sun Tzu's famed "Art of War" and how his teachings can apply to our leadership roles at Drexel and beyond.

Additionally, there will be free pizza for everyone who comes!

Here is the link to the facebook event.

Lastly, there will be free copies of the book in the Student Organization Resource Center (SORC) in the basement of Creese available for checkout for one week at a time.

If you have any questions regarding this information or just general questions about the club, feel free to email dla1@drexel.edu

Monday, November 21, 2011

Join the facebook page!

We've created a facebook page for everyone to join to facilitate discussion, etc. in addition to this blog.

www.facebook.com/drexelreadtolead

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Vote for our first "book of the month!"

YOU have the power to choose our first ever book of the month! Vote in the poll on the right side of this page to have your voice heard. Also, feel free to comment on this post and suggest a book if it is not listed.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

First Articles

We will have the option to choose between 2 topics for the articles we will read and discuss at the first meeting.

Topic One: Communication
 §  http://www.leadershiparticles.net/Article/Listening-Skills---The-Best-Gift-You-Will-Ever-Give-Yourself/75650
§  http://www.leadershiparticles.net/Article/The-Four-Second-Rule-for-Improved-Communications/62083
 §  http://www.leadershiparticles.net/Article/The-Inspiring-Leader---Top-10-Language-Tips-To-Inspire-Others/58050

Topic Two: Time Management
§  http://www.leadershiparticles.net/Article/Ten-Top-Time-Management-Ideas/139491
§  http://www.leadershiparticles.net/Article/Simple-Steps-to-Personal-Effectiveness/91476

The aim of the first meeting will simply be to get us all on the same page and to get used to being a group. We will discuss the articles and we can go over any suggestions for the group going forward.