Book Club

Mission

The NAPO Book Club exists to provide NAPO members with opportunities to connect and engage with one another by reading and discussing selected relevant books with topics important to our industry and society.

Who?

All NAPO members are invited. Join the Book Club to meet other NAPO members with similar interests to yours from all over! Members register HERE to receive the Zoom link.

What?

Subjects relating to Business Development, Current Affairs, DEI, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership.

How?

The book club sub-committee selects three options from a maintained list of possible books which members who attend the meeting then vote on through an online survey.

The list of book options works in conjunction with the Education Committee's Professional Development Strategies

Where?

The book club is hosted via NAPO's Zoom account, and the discussion is led by one of the book club sub-committee members.

How to Join the NAPO Book Club:

Simply read our upcoming book, and join us for our next meeting. We meet every other month (January, March, May, July, September, November) on the 3rd Friday of the month at 1:00pm ET. Click here to register for our upcoming meeting on Friday, March 15, and all future occurrences of NAPO's Book Club meetings.

Belonging: The Science of Creating Connection and Bridging Divides

Upcoming Book:

March's Book Club will feature Belonging: The Science of Creating Connection and Bridging Divides By: Geoffrey L. Cohen

Small but powerful actions can bolster belonging―actions such as encouraging people to reflect on their core values before they face a challenge or expressing belief in someone’s capacity to reach a higher standard. A wide range of innovative approaches have been found to boost achievement at work and at school, bridge political divides, reduce prejudice, and even contribute to overall health. Rigorously tested in diverse arenas―from classrooms to disadvantaged neighborhoods to iconic Silicon Valley companies―these methods offer a path forward in these demanding times. Belonging is a compelling read for all who yearn for a more connected world, whether you’re a manager or employee, an educator or student, a parent or caregiver, or simply someone seeking to make the most out of every moment you spend with others. Packed with actionable insights and specific strategies, this book offers hope and practical guidance, serving as both an inspiration and a roadmap to creating a world of inclusion, understanding, and empathy.

Previous Book Club Books:

Start Something That Matters - January 2024

The Tipping Point - November 2023

Inclusive Marketing: Why Representation Matters to Your Customers and Your Brand - September 2023

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker - July 2023

Beyond Diversity: 12 Non-Obvious Ways to Build a More Inclusive World - March 2023

Getting There: A Book of Mentors - January 2023

The Pursuit of Badasserie: How to Create Badass Business Abundance - November 2022

Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen - September 2022

Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally - July 2022

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right - May 2022

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike - March 2022

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones - January 2022

The Leader's Guide to Unconscious Bias: How To Reframe Bias, Cultivate Connection, and Create High-Performing Teams - November 2021

The Passion Economy: Nine Rules for Thriving in the Twenty-First Century - September 2021

Post Corona - July 2021