CitySquare hosts two sessions of our "Urban Engagement Book Club." Meeting each month on the first Thursday (Highland Park United Methodist Church) and the third Thursday (First United Methodist Church Dallas) from noon until 1:15 p.m., the groups enjoy a book synopsis and follow on discussion of books relating to urban issues, inner city ministry, public policy, leadership and history. Randy Mayeux provides an innovative, comprehensive overview of each volume. Participants receive a couple of pages of key quotes and an outline of the book being considered. The goal of each session is to make people leave feeling as if they have read the book, whether they have or not! So, no advanced reading is required.
Here's a quote from Chris Lowney's great book on leadership drawn from the history of the Jesuits:
…the abilities to innovate, to remain flexible and adapt constantly, to set ambitious goals, to think globally, to move quickly, to take risks. ...I became convinced that their approach to molding innovative, risk-taking, ambitious, flexible global thinkers worked.
Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450-Year-Old Company that Changed the World
Chicago: Loyola Press (2003)
by Chris Lowney