February Reston Book Club Meeting - Winning the Long Game
PMIWDC Non-Member Rate
CACI 1st floor Conference Room
11955 Freedom Drive
Reston, VA, 20190
Open book discussion
Free meeting for Chapter members.
Preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy (e-book okay) of the book to the meeting is required.
Purchase the book through Amazon here https://www.amazon.com/Winning-Long-Game-Strategic-Leaders/dp/161039447X...
An E-book version is fine if you can find one. It may also be available from your local library.
About the Book Club Meeting
The PMIWDC Reston Book Club is a forum for talking about books that touch on the widely varied challenges of project and program management. Our meeting on Winning the Long Game will take place on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. We will meet in the first floor meeting room in the offices of CACI from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.
Read more about the format of the book club in "About the Book Club" below.
About the Book
Winning the Long Game: How Strategic Leaders Shape the Future by Steven Krupp (2014) Current price is $15.99 for the Kindle edition on Amazon. The book may also be available from your local library.
Every leader has to deliver the goods—make a budget, meet deadlines, and deftly manage people—to provide the inspirational fuel that keeps their business running day-in and day-out. But therein lies the danger of winning today's battle and losing the war—that is the long game of creating sustainable value in a volatile, uncertain world that is becoming ever-more complex and ambiguous. The number one business challenge—is winning the long game by being more strategic; developing the skills to look outside the four walls of the organization and see the world from the future back.
Steven Krupp bridge the gap between what many see as the separate domains of strategy and leadership to show how to develop the discipline of strategic leadership in a world of growing uncertainty. Winning the Long Game creates insights into the discipline of strategic leadership by applying it systemically through personal portraits of successful business leaders. The book profiles Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Sara Blakely, as well as world-renowned figures like Pope Francis, Oprah Winfrey, and Nelson Mandela. What makes these strategic leaders successful is highlighted by contrasting them with others who are either mediocre or outright failures.
Based on the book length, this book should take four hours to read which converts to 4 educational PDUs for qualified PMPs who are under PDU limit for their current three year certification cycle. Please note that these PDUs will need to be reported as reading. One additional PDU for informal learning may be counted for attending the book club meeting to discuss the book. For full details on PDU reporting refer to the Certification Requirements Handbook.
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About the Member's Only Reston Book Club
The Reston Book Club is a forum for talking about books that touch on the widely varied challenges of project and program management. There is no Book Club membership. Any PMIWDC member can sign up to join our conversations. There are just three key requirements: preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy of the book to the meeting. Note that you should sign up early as we limit the discussion to fifteen people so that everyone has a chance to share their opinion.
Come to the Book Club with an open mind and prepare to have your understanding adjusted as you hear about the book through the voices of your professional peers.
Studying project management and related topics through books is recognized and rewarded by PMI in PDUs, roughly on the basis of one hour of study equals one PDU. Continued certification as a PMP requires the accumulation of these valuable credits and we are pleased to offer this opportunity to obtain both the important training and the educational credit associated with it.