How to get the most out of Convene’s Executive Book Summaries:
Read both the summary and the Nutshell. That will allow you to cover the information twice, which will greatly increase your understanding and retention of the information.
Don’t try to apply all the information! Look for one, or at most two, ideas that you can focus on. Trying to apply too many things will undercut your ability to make real progress on any of them.
Share with someone else what you are learning, or what your biggest take-away is. That can be done formally or informally, but it has several benefits:
You will remember and own the material better
You will be mentoring or assisting someone else in their development
You will be modeling being a life-long learner, and that will often inspire others to do the same
Teach the material to your team in a more formal or structured way.
Assign others to read the same material and have a short meeting to discuss the material and how to apply it. Besides improving retention, it greatly increases the likelihood of the material actually being used. (Some leaders assign one summary/month as a regular part of their development plans).
Incorporate reading and discussing summaries into your training or development plans.
Repetition, discussion, and application are the keys to maximizing the value of your subscription. Do those things and you will find your personal growth rocketing forward.
Convene members can create corporate accounts with Study Leadership to access and distribute executive book summaries throughout their company.
To create a corporate account for your company, click here, and scroll to the bottom of the page.