Sociologists estimate that even the most introverted individuals influence some 10,000 people during their lifetimes. You might be able to guess The Five People You Meet in Heaven (Mitch Albom), but most of us don’t have a clue who might be among that crowd. What can you do to improve the guidance and leadership you will share with those 10,000 contacts?
Sherwood Regional Library is hosting an eight-week study of John Maxwell’s book The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. The series will be led by Ms. Wanza Barnes, a founding member of the John Maxwell Coaching, Speaking, and Teaching Team. Ms. Barnes, a local resident, will conduct the discussion series which is based on the tenth anniversary edition of the book by the same title.
Be advised- there will be homework for this series. Students can borrow or purchase copies of the book. To get a sample of the material, you might want to glance through the shorter book, Leadership 101. Even if you don’t consider yourself a leader, you might want to make yourself more effective rather than more efficient. What's the difference? Efficiency is how one survives, effectiveness is how one succeeds! Think Henry Ford and the Model T. At first, the Model T was perfect and the Ford Motor Company thrived. Later, people wanted more choice in colors. When they heard Ford's response (“You can have any color as long as it’s black”) sales, and the company, declined.
The discussion series is a departure from Sherwood’s usual programming. While attendance is limited to 15 people, we ask that attendees come to all eight sessions, starting Monday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m.
For further information, please contact Ms. Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Denise Morgan, Branch Manager at Sherwood at 703-718-8208 or email@example.com.