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Join other bookstore managers and owners to discuss selected management books, share best practices in staff management, solicit advice on staff development, and grow their skills as leaders in their stores. The Management Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 3:00 pm ET.
While much of the focus for bookstore managers has been on financial and inventory management, a manager’s ability to lead their staff is arguably the most critical role they play in their stores. And yet, many managers have come to their positions without any formal training in personnel development and leadership skills. On the third Wednesday of each month, ABA Director of Education Kim Hooyboer will lead discussions on that month’s book selection.
January 18 at 3pm ET - The Heart of Business by Hubert Joly (9781647820381)
February 15 at 3pm ET - I Love It Here by Clint Pulver (9781989603376)
March 15 at 3pm ET - The Antiracist Business Book: An Equity Centered Approach to Work, Wealth, and Leadership by Trudi Lebron (9781955905015)
April 19 at 3pm ET - Essentialism by Greg McKeown (9780804137409)
May 17 at 3pm ET - HBR's 10 Must Reads For New Managers by the Harvard Business Review (9781633693029)
June 21 at 3pm ET - The Leader's Guide to Unconscious Bias by Pamela Fuller, Mark Murphy, & Anne Chow (9781982144326)
Remaining selections to be announced in 2023.
August 2022 - The Making of a Manager: What to Do When Everyone Looks to You by Julie Zhuo (9780735219564)
September 2022 - Level Up: Rise Above the Hidden Forces Holding Your Business Back by Stacey Abrams and Lara Hodgson (9780593539828)
October 2022 - Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott (9781250235374)
November 2022 - Did That Just Happen?!: Beyond "Diversity"--Creating Sustainable and Inclusive Organizations by Stephanie Pinder-Amaker and Lauren Wadsworth (9780807055649)
Register for the 2023 Management Book Club here. A single registration provides access to all upcoming sessions on the schedule.
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