According to the U.S. Labor Department, business people who read at least seven business books per year earn over 230% more than people reading just one book per year!

Why? The world of business is an ever-changing environment based on the latest trends and newest ideas. Staying at the forefront of business developments will help you execute your business strategy, become an influential leader, and position your company for success.
  The Business Book Club (BBC) meets to discuss relevant and thought-provoking business books in order to:
Learn…current business trends and ideas.
Discover…tools for personal and professional growth.
Connect…with business colleagues.
Identify…organizational best practices.
Who should attend? Curious business professionals – just like you! Each attendee receives an executive book summary and a helpful discussion guide. Best of all, membership is absolutely FREE

Join us for a lively and stimulating discussion on today’s most compelling business topics!

2017 BBC Dates:

March 8, May 10, September 13, November 15


March 8th
8:30a – 9:30a
The Meyvn Group
507 Elm Street
West Des Moines, IA
May 10th
8:30a – 9:30a
The Meyvn Group
507 Elm Street
West Des Moines, IA


Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute – New! Dialogue 515 Book Group. 

There is no formula or algorithm that leads us to become our best selves or the ideal leader. It is a lifelong journey of learning and experiencing. Join other Institute member alumni for a discussion that will help you continue to expand your understanding of leadership.

Each Dialogue 515 discussion will be led and hosted by a notable Institute alumnus. The first session will be led by Steve Lacy (CLP ’85), CEO at Meredith Corporation, and we will discuss the book How Full is Your Bucket? by Tom Rath and Donald Clifton of Gallup.

This first Dialogue 515 Book Group will be held April 12 from 7:30 – 9a at Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Beaverdale Books has extended our alumni a 10% discount. Call (515) 279-5400 for more information and mention The Leadership Institute’s book group.

Book group participation is free to 2017 member alumni at the Connected and Inspired Leader levels. Light breakfast pastries, coffee, and drinks will be provided by Meredith.

About the Book

The #1 New York Times and #1 BusinessWeek bestseller, How Full Is Your Bucket? reveals how even the briefest interactions affect your relationships, productivity, health, and longevity. Organized around a simple metaphor of a dipper and a bucket, and grounded in 50 years of research, this book will show you how to greatly increase the positive moments in your work and your life.

The second Dialogue 515 Book Group will be October 19 from 7:30 – 9a at Oakridge Neighborhood Services, 1401 Center St, Des Moines, IA 50309. This book will be announced soon.

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