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BOOK CLUB - Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know

Date: May 26, 2021
Location: Online


1 CPD hour
 
 
"A book is a gift you can open again and again" - unknown
 
The CPHR BC & Yukon Book Club, open to all members regardless of your level or area of practice, will be held monthly via Zoom. The books will range in topics and will be chosen as a group by the CPHR Book Club members. The purpose of this Book Club is to motivate, connect, and foster self-growth while building a stronger HR community. The Book Club is open to all members of the association and is hosted by members of the Vancouver Island Region.
 
May 2021 book: 
Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant

Why do we refresh our wardrobes every year, renovate our kitchens every decade, but never update our beliefs and our views? Why do we laugh at people using computers that are ten years old, but yet still cling to opinions we formed ten years ago?

For too many of us, our ways of thinking become habits that we don't bother to question, and mental laziness leads us to prefer the ease of old routines to the difficulty of new ones. We fail to update the beliefs we formed in the past for the challenges we face in the present. But in a rapidly changing world, we need to spend as much time rethinking as we do thinking. Think Again is a book about the benefit of doubt, and about how we can get better at embracing the unknown and the joy of being wrong. Evidence has shown that creative geniuses are not attached to one identity, but constantly willing to rethink their stances and that leaders who admit they don't know something and seek critical feedback lead more productive and innovative teams.

New evidence shows us that as a mindset and a skilllset, rethinking can be taught and Grant explains how to develop the necessary qualities to do it. Section 1 explores why we struggle to think again and how we can learn to do it as individuals, arguing that 'grit' alone can actually be counterproductive. Section 2 discusses how we can help others think again through learning about 'argument literacy'. And the final section 3 looks at how schools, businesses and governments fall short in building cultures that encourage rethinking.

In the end, learning to rethink may be the secret skill to give you the edge in a world changing faster than ever.
 
 
Book Club Hosts: 
 
Olga Radutsky, CPHR, is a Human Resources professional with 10+ years of experience across multiple industries and areas of HR practice. Olga holds an Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management and Leadership from Camosun College and is an active member of CPHR community. She is employed as the Human Resources Manager with a local tech company, Reliable Controls. Olga’s areas of focus are effective performance management practices, employee empowerment, leadership development and change management. She is looking forward to co-hosting the CPHR Book Club, sharing ideas and learning from each other.
 
Kayli Smith is passionate about learning, connection, and improving people’s work lives. Kayli holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, Human Resource Management & Leadership and a Diploma in Tourism Management from Camosun College, and hopes to obtain her CPHR designation this year. She currently works as the HR Manager at Victoria Pub Company. Kayli believes in the power of community and is looking forward to sharing this space each month with all of you! 
 
 
Location:
This roundtable will take place online on Zoom.
 
 
Time:
5:00pm to 6:30pm – Pacific Standard Time (PST) – Vancouver
 
 
Registration: Please register by the date indicated below. You will receive a registration confirmation immediately. The details on how to access the online roundtable will be sent via a calendar invite from Emmalee Gummer by the end of the business day before.
 
 
Registration Deadline - May 25th, 2021 - 3 pm              
Registration Fee
CPHR BC & Yukon Members   Included with Membership

  Members Only
 
 
Questions
  • Questions about registrations can be directed to Emmalee Gummer, Member Relations Coordinator, Vancouver Island
  • Questions about this roundtable can be directed to Carolyne Taylor, Member Relations Manager, Vancouver Island