HYPE Book Club- Vote for the next title!

Sep 21, 2015

And the winner is..... Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink. Thanks to all who voted!

HYPE's Book Club will be held at Sarah's Coffee House on December 5th, from 9:00-10:30AM. Join us for breakfast and coffee as we discuss Pink's theories on what truly motivates us. Space is limited, so register now!


The Personal and Professional Development Committee is planning the third HYPE Book Club event for December! Help us choose the next title from the three choices below.

1. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink
Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach. That's a mistake, says Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others). In this provocative and persuasive new book, he asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction-at work, at school, and at home—is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.

Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of life. He examines the three elements of true motivation—autonomy, mastery, and purpose-and offers smart and surprising techniques for putting these into action in a unique book that will change how we think and transform how we live.

2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change was a groundbreaker when it was first published in 1990, and it continues to be a business bestseller with more than 10 million copies sold. Stephen Covey, an internationally respected leadership authority, realizes that true success encompasses a balance of personal and professional effectiveness, so this book is a manual for performing better in both arenas. His anecdotes are as frequently from family situations as from business challenges. Before you can adopt the seven habits, you'll need to accomplish what Covey calls a "paradigm shift"--a change in perception and interpretation of how the world works. Covey takes you through this change, which affects how you perceive and act regarding productivity, time management, positive thinking, developing your "proactive muscles" (acting with initiative rather than reacting), and much more. This isn't a quick-tips-start-tomorrow kind of book. The concepts are sometimes intricate, and you'll want to study this book, not skim it.

3. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz
In The Four Agreements shamanic teacher and healer Don Miguel Ruiz exposes self-limiting beliefs and presents a simple yet effective code of personal conduct learned from his Toltec ancestors. Full of grace and simple truth, this handsomely designed book makes a lovely gift for anyone making an elementary change in life, and it reads in a voice that you would expect from an indigenous shaman. The four agreements are these: Be impeccable with your word. Don't take anything personally. Don't make assumptions. Always do your best. It's the how and why one should do these things that make The Four Agreements worth reading and remembering.

Click the survey link here to cast your vote by
Monday, October 19th!


  1. 6 Aaron Lemmon 21 Sep
    I vote for the Four Agreements
  2. 5 Matt Cooper 21 Sep
  3. 4 Julie Meehan 21 Sep
    Thanks for weighing in Aaron and Matt!  Please be sure to click the link to cast your vote.
  4. 3 Melissa Cahill 21 Sep
    My choices are as follows:
    1. Drive
    2. The Four Agreements
    3. 7 Habits
  5. 2 Matthew Hawley 22 Sep
  6. 1 Bobbi-Jo 07 Oct
    The Four Agreements


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