This is the first official book club for the Culture First community! This isn't just another book review or webinar. Our goal is to mimic an in-person book club like you'd have in your friend's living room with appetizers and beverages. We want you all truly connect with like-minded individuals, have the chance to really dive into the concepts of the book and then talk about how to apply these concepts to your lives. On top of that, you get to meet the author!!
For this inaugural book club, we'll be discussing Friendship in the Age of Loneliness - an optimist's guide to connection written by Smiley Poswolsky. Smiley is an internationally renowned keynote speaker, workplace belonging expert, and bestselling author of three books.
After the pandemic, it’s more clear than ever that our friendships and social bonds are vital to our health and happiness. In his book, Smiley proposes a new solution for the mounting pressures of modern life: focus on your friendships. 🤗 👫
This book club is not only for individuals that believe a better world of work is possible and willing to do something about it, but believe the way to do that is by creating more meaningful relationships. Together we will focus on how to apply the book’s practical habits to deepen your relationships inside and out of work.
This book club will be two hours total. The first 90 minutes will be an interactive zoom session with engaging exercises followed by a 30 minute Q&A session with the author.
Haven't read the book beforehand? Not necessary. This is an opportunity to take pieces from the book, dive deeper, and apply the most powerful ideas.
If you would like to purchase the book, below are the the links to do so:
"Smiley's writing is authentic, heart-centered and powerful. A must-read for HR leaders, company culture pioneers, as well as anyone who cares about their people. Simply put, this book is exactly what the world needs right now."
- Claude Silver
Chief Heart Officer, Vayner Media
Author, Speaker, Millennial Workplace Expert
ADAM SMILEY POSWOLSKY is a millennial workplace expert, motivational speaker, and author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough, The Breakthrough Speaker, and Friendship in the Age of Loneliness. Smiley regularly speaks at Fortune 500 companies and has advised heads of state and foreign leaders about millennial talent, multigenerational engagement, and fostering belonging in the digital age. Smiley’s T…
Culture First Community Manager
Lead People Scientist / Community Engagement at Culture Amp
Supporting the onboarding of new chapters and nourishing existing chapters in the #CultureFirst chapters program, the largest community of people geeks dedicated to improving the world of work.
My Mission: To help the world work better by improving the places we work.
I am obsessed with how humans work, both individually and together in groups.
Given the percentage of our lives that is spent at work, I believe that the more connected to and inspired by our work and workplace we can be, the better we are as humans, and thus the more successful our organizations will be.
I work every day to improve the state of our workplaces by supporting organizations to leverage data in making more human focused decisions, that results in more engaged people and more successful organizations.
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