Despite our deep desire to feel a sense of belonging, many of us feel isolated. The rise of technology and modern workplace practices have led people to be even more disconnected, even as we remain constantly plugged in. And as our human interactions have decreased, engendering a crisis in mental health that will have repercussions for years, leaving people lonelier and organizations less productive and profitable, too.
Christine Porath, Ph.D.’s latest book, Mastering Community: The Surprising Ways Coming Together Moves Us from Surviving to Thriving, is an insightful exploration of the real nature of community-building. With her signature depth and grasp of research across myriad industries including business, healthcare, hospitality, and sports, Prof. Porath, a tenured professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and the author of Mastering Civility and co-author of The Cost of Bad Behavior, extrapolates from the statistics on the experiences of hundreds of thousands of people across six continents to show us the potential for change. Through uniting people and sharing information, unleashing them with autonomy, creating a respectful environment, practicing radical candor, providing a sense of meaning, and boosting personal well-being, anyone can help a community truly flourish.
Porath will be in conversation with Douglas R. Conant, founder and CEO of ConantLeadership, former president and CEO of Campbell Soup Company, former president of Nabisco Foods, and former chairman of Avon Products.
This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and our YouTube channel.
AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of Mastering Community from FAN’s partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Porath and Conant that will start immediately after the webinar. Copy and paste this link to purchase the book: https://www.bit.ly/PorathTBSlink
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