Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 18:15 - 20:30
Andrew Silberman's warm, easy-to-read style encourages readers to examine their own leadership, management and life practices in order to, as Steve Chandler writes on the cover, "break apart all the self-induced limitations that have stopped you from thriving and prospering in the global market."
The book, which had average rating of 5 Stars at both Amazon.com and Amazon.co.jp, takes readers metaphorically through the following 4 stages of a tree's growth : In "Section I: The Seeds and Roots–Where it Starts," readers explore the roots of leadership, learn and experience the power of writing out their goals, increase their energy and self-awareness, while "Section II: The Trunks–Strong Bases" covers the power of relevant goals, and more on the 'how' of achievement inside an organization. And "Section III: The Branches–Building Skills" offers ideas to improve specific skills such as providing feedback, asking good questions, increasing EQ, selling and interviewing, and "Section IV: Leaves–Energizing Expressions" is probably the most practical and fun for those who need to present their ideas in either small or large groups.
For the Book Break, Silberman promises an interactive session where he'll first tell the story of the book itself–who and how it was inspired, and with what goals he had, the writing process and results–and then walk us through a thought- and discussion-provoking exercise or two straight from the book.
He was born in Chicago, Illinois and lived his primary through high school years in Saratoga, CA. He holds a bachelor's degree in the Political Economy of Industrial Societies from U.C. Berkeley and an MBA in international management from the Fisher School of Business at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
The talk will be in English.
The library committee is offering a cocktail party - "Meet the Author" - starting at 6.15 pm. Followed by dinner at 6.45pm (Menu : Grilled Salmon Served with Lemon Herb Butter). Drinks can be ordered on a cash basis from the bar in the room. Book Break charges 2,000 yen (including tax) for the event. Non-members eligible to attend may pay in cash.
Sign up now at the reception desk (03-3211-3161) on the FCCJ website. To help us plan proper seating and food preparation, please reserve in advance, preferably by noon of the day of the event. Those without reservations will be turned away once available seats are filled. Reservations cancelled less than 24 hours in advance will be charged in full.