The HRMAC Reads program is your opportunity to join fellow HR professionals to network and learn leadership skills from critically acclaimed authors. Sign up, grab the book from Amazon or your local library and get reading! We’ll meet up to get to know one another and then again to discuss the book. Wine and other light refreshments will be served for the book discussion. Imagine the unique perspectives on leadership, team-building and management you’ll learn not only from the books you read but the group of HR management peers you’ll meet.
For Members: $59
For Non-Members: $99
Registration includes attendance at both networking event and discussion event.
Please note: No refunds will be made for cancellations received after October 23, 2018. Substitutions may be made at anytime.
To inquire about sponsoring the HRMAC Reads program, please contact Andrew Haigh at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 673-5442.
How Women Rise: Breaking the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion or Job
UPDATED Book Club Discussion: April 8, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. *With a virtual Q&A with the author!*
Leadership expert Sally Helgesen and bestselling leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith have trained thousands of high achievers--men and women--to reach even greater heights. Again and again, they see that women face specific and different roadblocks from men as they advance in the workplace. In fact, the very habits that helped women early in their careers can hinder them as they move up. Simply put, what got you here won't get you there . . . and you might not even realize your blind spots until it's too late.
About the Author
Sally Helgesen, cited in Forbes as the world’s premier expert on women’s leadership, is a best-selling author, speaker and leadership coach. She has been recognized by Global Gurus as one of the top 30 experts on leadership.
Sally most recent book, How Women Rise, co-authored with legendary executive coach Marshall Goldsmith, examines the behaviors most likely to get in the way of successful women. Previous books include The Female Advantage: Women’s Ways of Leadership, hailed as the classic in its field and continuously in print since 1990, and The Female Vision: Women’s Real Power at Work, which explores how women’s strategic insights can strengthen their careers. The Web of Inclusion: A New Architecture for Building Great Organizations, was cited in The Wall Street Journal as one of the best books on leadership of all time and is credited with bringing the language of inclusion into business.
Multipliers: How the best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter
April 24, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Book Club Discussion *With a virtual Q&A and tour of McDonalds Hamburger University facility!*
How can you be a multiplier for your organization? Join fellow HR professionals to discuss this thought-provoking, accessible, and essential exploration of why some leaders (“Diminishers”) drain capability and intelligence from their teams, while others (“Multipliers”) amplify it to produce better results.
Attendees will also have the opportunity tour McDonald’s new global headquarters in the West Loop. Don’t miss your chance to check out Hamburger University, the training facility for McDonald’s managers, as well as portions of the 490,000-square-foot, nine-story building, which takes up the entire city block and features mostly open workspaces with colorful seating, a dramatic three-story interior staircase and lots of outdoor terraces.
Elise Foster, Master Practitioner and Co-author with Liz Wiseman of their book, The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools, will attend the book club discussion for a virtual Q&A!
About the Co-Author
Elise Foster is a leadership coach who enables business executives to unlock their potential to become even more successful. She is a coauthor of The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools and a Master Practitioner for The Wiseman Group. She is known for delivering engaging and impactful workshops and keynotes for business leaders.
She has more than 14 years of engineering and organizational development experience across Cummins, Inc., Harvard University, and Indiana University. She has coached more than 25 business leaders and 200 full-time MBA students and designed and delivered leadership workshops for as many as 200 participants. Elise guides senior leaders on using their intelligence to make everyone around them smarter and more capable.
She has taught and coached students at Indiana University (Kelley School of Business) and as a management fellow at Harvard University. She holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from Virginia Tech and a master’s in education from Harvard University.
She is the mother of one school-aged daughter, and Elise also enjoys finding the genius in local high school students through her work with the Lilly Foundation Scholarship and Youth Leadership Bartholomew County.
Leading with Emotional Courage: How to Have Hard Conversations, Create Accountability, And Inspire Action On Your Most Important Work
May 13, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Networking
June 12, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Book Club Discussion *With a virtual Q&A with the author!*
The Wall Street Journal bestselling author of 18 Minutes unlocks the secrets of highly successful leaders and pinpoints the missing ingredient that makes all the difference. Each short, easy to read chapter details a distinct step in this emotional “workout,” giving you grounded advice for handling the difficult situations without sacrificing professional ground. Leading with Emotional Courage coaches you to build your emotional courage, exercise it effectively, and create an environment in which people around you take accountability to get hard things done.
The first 25 registrants for this book club session will recieve Leading with Emotional Courage for free!
About the Author
Peter Bregman is a Master Certified Coach, leadership expert, and the CEO of Bregman Partners. For over 30 years, he has helped successful people in the world’s premier organizations become great leaders, build more effective teams, and inspire results.
Peter is the best-selling author, most recently, of Leading with Emotional Courage: How to Have Hard Conversations, Create Accountability, and Inspire Action on Your Most Important Work. His book, 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done, was a Wall Street Journal bestseller, winner of the Gold medal from the Axiom Business Book awards, named the best business book of the year by NPR, and selected by Publisher’s Weekly and the New York Post as a top-ten business book. He is also the host of the Bregman Leadership podcast.