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Virtual Book Club:

Join us online ... even if you haven't read the book!

About the Facilitator

Jamie Baker is a voracious and disciplined reader. Helping digest and translate what is powerful and impactful from other industries to the world of school management, Jamie assists school leaders in bringing the relevant outside into their institution's working knowledge.  The parent of three independent school students, Jamie is a frequent consultant and speaker to the independent school community. Jamie is the author of the blog Shared Leadership. You can follow her on Twitter @JamieReverb.


Books We've Read

The Art of Possibility - December 10, 2009
by: Benjamin Zander and Rosamund Stone Zander
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Tribes: We Need You To Lead Us - February 18, 2010
by: Seth Godin
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Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us - April 29, 2010
by: Daniel Pink
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Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns - October 6, 2010
By:Clayton Christensen, Michael Horn, and Curtis Johnson
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Leading Adult Learning: Supporting Adult Development in Our Schools - February 2, 2011
By Eleanor Drago-Severson
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The Ten Faces of Innovation - April 13, 2011
By Tom Kelley with Jonathan Littman
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Other Books of Note

The New Gold Standard: 5 Leadership Principles for a Creating Legendary Customer Service Experience Courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
by: Joseph Mitchelli
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What Would Google Do?
by: Jeff Jarvis
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Purple Cow: How to Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable
by: Seth Godin
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Marketing that Matters
by: Chip Conley
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Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies
by: Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff
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by: Ellen Langer
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The Leader of the Future
by: Frances Hesselbein, Marshall Goldsmith, Richard Beckhard
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Know-How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform from Those Who Don't
by: Ram Charan
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Quotes We Love

“You're the same today as you'll be in five years except for the people you meet and the books you read.”
-Charlie Jones

“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”
-Harry S. Truman

Calendar more
Institute for Heads
June 19-22, 2018 | Asheville, NC
This retreat offers an opportunity for thoughtful dialogue and engagement with colleagues on key issues facing heads of school and their spouses.

Dean of Students Symposium
June 27-29, 2018 | Asheville, NC
Develop a network of peers, discuss best practices on current issues, and gather practical ideas from colleagues.

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