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Dialogue 515 Book Group

  • 19 Oct 2017
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Oakridge Neighborhood Services (Silver Oaks), 979 Oakridge Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309


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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. 

We will meet at the Oakridge Neighborhood Services, specifically the Senior Housing project – Silver Oaks – located at 979 Oakridge Drive for networking and a light breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Each Dialogue 515 discussion will be led and hosted by a notable Institute alumnus. This session will be led by Teree Caldwell-Johnson (CLP '90), CEO at Oakridge Neighborhood. The book will be Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald. In preparation for the discussion on October 19th, Teree has requested that participants take the Project Implicit Social Attitudes test found here: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/

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.

About the Book These self-perceptions are challenged by leading psychologists Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald as they explore the hidden biases we all carry from a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, sexuality, disability status, and nationality. “Blindspot” is the authors’ metaphor for the portion of the mind that houses hidden biases. Writing with simplicity and verve, Banaji and Greenwald question the extent to which our perceptions of social groups—without our awareness or conscious control—shape our likes and dislikes and our judgments about people’s character, abilities, and potential.

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