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2022 Events

Are you your worst critic? Do you ever feel like you are faking it until you make it ALL the time? One of the biggest challenges of successful leaders is learning to silenceOK your inner critic – “The Impostor”

Beginning the week of February 13th, WIB will be reading and discussing “Overcoming the Impostor: Silence Your Inner Critic and Lead with Confidence”. Author Kris Kelso discussed this phenomenon with Women In Buses in 2021. Let’s dive into his book, recognize the syndrome for what it is and find solutions to defeat “The Imposter”.

Time and day of the book club will be chosen based on the results of this survey.

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Past Events

Hybrid Book Club; The Art of Caring Leadership

Beginning the week of June 27th, we will be reading and watching podcasts from author Heather R. Younger. The book is “The Art of Caring Leadership”. She is on You-Tube with her podcast series related to this topic. Her  primary premise: if your people know you care about them, they will move mountains. However, she also states you cannot be a caring leader if you do not first care or lead yourself first.

Time and day of the book club will be chosen based on the results of this survey.

Beginning February 25th 11:00 EST, 10:00 CST, 8:00 PST Women in Buses will begin our Non-Book Book club talks. This series will build our video library on TED Talks/Podcasts focusing on leadership.
You will be required to watch the designated TED Talks/Podcasts prior to the discussion meeting. We will meet for 6 consecutive weeks, ending on April 1st. Don’t be a fool – and sign up today! (Even if you think you can only commit to a couple of the weeks.)

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WIB Book Club members discussed taking a break from reading but not a break from personal growth through discussions January – February.

On January 28, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. EST, 10:00 a.m. CST, 8:00 a.m. PST we will be discussing the Netflix Film The Social Dilemma The description from this link is as follows: “This documentary-drama hybrid explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.”

If you would like to participate, please complete this survey. You are expected to watch the film prior to January 28th. We will be discussing the film in our true book club fashion.

Disclaimer: This film was chosen before the most recent developments in the nation. We will be focusing on the discussion of the film.

PS – Further discussions will be held throughout February using Podcasts/TED Talks on Leadership. More information to come…..

Women in Buses began a book club in 2020. The club is led by Kim Grzywacz, CTIS, from CIT Signature Transportation. The idea for the book club was formed at ABA’s Marketplace in Omaha as a way to keep growing in knowledge,
networking, and leadership throughout the year.

Interest in the club has been strong and five groups met discussing four books this past year. The first book, Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis, was so well
received that a second group reading was facilitated by Heather Cook, of del Lago Resort & Casino. After discussing the many lies that women tell ourselves, the club “decided” to get busy and work on untelling those lies and get to the tasks at hand.

Decide by Steve McClatchy was the next club read. The message in this title was working smarter, reducing stress, and leading by example. And, if you’re going to lead, it is important to remember to be a servant to those you lead.

The third book club read was a two-book series: The Servant and its sequel, The Culture by James C. Hunter. No one likes change, but change leads to growth. We certainly had a lot of change and growth in 2020!

The final chapters of the last book discussed the importance of spending two hours each month developing leaders within your organization. Keeping this development goal in mind, January brings a “non-book book club”. Yes, you read that correctly. We are building our library of podcasts to be shared within our organizations. Stay tuned for more details!

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